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.
VALSING – Myrtle B. Lewis, 97, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004 at the Williamsport Home. Born June 7, 1907 in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Russell and Cora Campbell Valsing. A lifelong resident of Wellsboro, her husband of 55 years, Allen, predeceased her in 1995. Myrtle taught second grade in the Wellsboro Area School District for many years having retired in 1972. She was a member of the Wellsboro First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed drawing, painting, and doing needlework. Surviving are her son, David Lewis of Lewisburg; grandchildren, Aaron. Lauren, and Michael Lewis, and Mary Doyle. There will be no visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg, PA 17710. Arrangements are being handled by Sanders Mortuary in Williamsport. – The Mansfield Gazette, 6 Oct. 2004, p.6A
Van CISE Hannah
Wellsboro Agitator - January 16, 1935
Mrs. Hannah Van Sice Mulford, aged 56 years, of Wellsboro, died at the Packer Hospital in Sayre, Thursday afternoon. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon. Rev. Peter Hoogendeam, pastor of the Gospel Hall, of Wellsboro, officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. Mrs. Mulford's death followed an illness of several years. She was take to the hospital January 7. She was born in Charleston township and was married to E. R. Mulford, of Wellsboro, who formerly edited the Wellsboro Gatekeeper, which ceased publication several years ago. Mrs. Mulford is survived by her husband, two sons, Warren and William P. Mulford; a daughter, Mrs. Mary M. Marmor; and seven grandchildren, Clarence, Mary Jane, Gloria and Anita Marmor; Carl Marmor, who made his home with his grandparents, since his mother died several years ago; Jimmie and Lucile Mulford. A daughter, Mrs. Esther M. Marmor, died a number of years ago; also another daughter, who died in early childhood (Cordelia Ruth Mulford).
VAN DERGRIFT, Homer H., age 48, of RD 5, Wellsboro, Penna., Monday, July 17, 1972 at home. No calling hours. Please omit flowers. Funeral services will be held at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro, Penna., Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Gordon E. Abrams, burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by wife, Jayne Culver Van Dergrift; sons, Newell, John, James. And Joe all at home; sisters, Mrs. Ida Berger of Elmira, N.Y., Mrs. Eva Burton of RD 5, Wellsboro; Mrs. Leda Starkweather of Wellsboro; brother, Walter E. of RD 2, Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Stony Fork Methodist Church. He was a contractor.
Another Civil War Veteran has Passed to His Reward
VanDUSEN - Robert Palmer VanDusen, a veteran of the civil war, died about 10 o'clock Saturday evening, July 29 , as the result of a shock of apoplexy about a year ago, although Mr. VanDusen, who was remarkably active for a man of 78, was able to be about until a few days before his death, which occurred at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Frank S. Smith, in Delmar, where he had been living for some time. Mr. VanDusen was born near Bath, NY, January 23, 1833. In September 1861, he enlisted in the 1st Michigan Engineers, and after a service of three years and two months was honorably mustered out at the expiration of his term. Mr. VanDusen lived a good while in this community and was well known in Wellsboro, where he had many friends who will miss him. He was a powerful man physically and evidently had the courage of his strength as well as of his convictions. And he was patriotic all the time. On the Fourth of July five years ago a young fellow from out of town, [an Englishman, by the way] while "celebrating" in Wellsboro, made an insulting remark about the American flag in the presence of Comrade VanDusen, adding that he could whip any d-m Yankee who would take it up. There was a scrap right away, in which the disparity in the ages of the combatants -- 74 and 26 -- cut no figure. Anyway, those who "umpired" the scrap say the younger man got a good deal the worst of it, coming out of the scrimmage with two eyes out of repair and a very sore head and VanDusen without a scratch. In appreciation of what he had done George Cook Post sent Mr. VanDusen the following letter:
"Comrade VanDusen: Owing to the noble stand you took in resenting the insult to the flag of our country, the one your father and yourself fought to defend, Geo. Cook No. 315, GAR, in appreciation of your act on July 4, 1906, has placed your name on the roll as a member in good standing without fee. You are entitled to all the rights and benefits of the Post. Attend our meetings; we shall be proud to meet you. Yours Fraternally, [Signed] J.C. Harrington, Adjutant"
Mr. VanDusen was twice married. The maiden name of his first wife was Fannie Pierce. She died in 1879. In 1892 he married Lucy Anderson Robbins, who survives him, although the couple had not been living together for some time. Mr. VanDusen is also survived by one brother, Edward P. VanDusen, of Elmira, and three daughters, by his first wife: Mrs. Frank S. Smith of Delmar; Mrs. Fred Keene of Wellsboro; and Mrs. Robert Welch of Elmira. "Parm" VanDusen, as everybody called him, was a member in good standing in George Cook and Encampment 105, Union Veteran Legion. As a last tribute of respect for their deceased comrade, some thirty members of both orders attended the funeral in a body at one o'clock Monday afternoon, at the home of Frank S. Smith, in Delmar. Rev. Mr. Claude G. Langford, of Wellsboro officiated. Afterward the GAR ritual service was conducted at the grave in the Wellsboro Cemetery, by officials of Geo. Cook Post. Six old soldiers acted as pallbearers: J.O. English, Sylvester Houghton, C.T. Kelley, L.P. Potter, J.D. Strait and N.J. Wheeler. - Wellsboro Agitator, 2 August 1911, p1
VAN HORN Benjamin T
Elkland Journal – March 31, 1898 Benjamin T. Van Horn, an aged citizen of Wellsboro, died at his home in that place Monday. Mr. Van Horn was a prominent Republican, Episcopalian and business man.
VAN HORN Benjamin T
Wellsboro Agitator - March 30, 1898
Mr. Benjamin T. VanHorn, who was one of the oldest citizens of this borough, died last Monday evening about 11 o'clock at his home on East avenue, in the
eighty-third year of his age. He was stricken with paralysis three weeks ago last Thursday while he was sitting at the breakfast table and his vital forces weakened rapidly. During his last hours he suffered much pain. Benjamin T. VanHorn was the eldest child of William VanHorn, and he was born at Williamsport, July 6th, 1815. When he was fourteen years of age he came to this borough, walking the whole distance over the hills from Williamsport, and entered the cabinet shop of David Caldwell to learn the trade. After serving six years as an apprentice he opened a shop of his own, and it was very soon thereafter that he bought the shop of his former employer. On the lot now occupied by M. F. Bailey's furniture store and grocery, Mr. Van Horn continued his business for fifteen years, manufacturing all work by hand, excepting some little turning which he did in a small shop near the present site of the electric power house, where his lathe was run by water from Jackson creek. In 1850 he introduced some labor-saving machinery in his factory, and a few years later, he built the factory now owned by J. C. and S. A. Spencer, on the corner of Walnut and Pearl streets, and fitted it with a full complement of machinery. In 1872 he sold his establishment to his son, Rankin L., and his son-in-law, N. T. Chandler, who carried on the business up to 1894. Mr. Van Horn married Nancy Bliss, of this borough, and reared six children: Mary J., wife of N. T. Chandler; William D., who was killed while a soldier in the Union Army; Rankin L.; Benjamin C., who died several years ago; Helen, wife of James Shaw, and Charles, a resident of Moberly, Missouri. Mrs. Van Horn died February 17, 1870, and a few years later he married Mrs. Harriet Stevens, who survives him. For many years Mr. Van Horn had been a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and he was connected with the Masonic Order. In politics, he was a Republican, and he had served on the School Board and Borough Council. Personally Mr. Van Horn was a genial and social man. He loved good fellowship and he enjoyed a joke as well as any one. He had strong convictions and was stable in his purposes. These qualities were shown in his long business career in this borough. The funeral is to be held tomorrow at his late resident on East avenue, at 2:30 o'clock.
VAN HORN Nancy
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, August 27, 1902
Mrs. Nancy Bliss, aged 82, the estimable widow of Mr John S. Bliss, died last Wednesday at her home in Charleston of heart trouble. She had lived since 1852 on the farm where she died. Mrs. Bliss was a daughter of the late William Van Horn of Williamsport and she was a sister of the late Benjamin T. Van Horn, of this borough. Her long life was an exceedingly useful one and a bright example to others in many ways. She was the mother of 7 children, 6 of whom survive her. Her husband died 8 years ago. The surviving children are, Dwight Bliss, John Bliss, George Bliss, Lloyd Bliss and Charles Bliss, all of Charleston. Funeral services held Friday and burial in Wellsboro.
VANORDER –FRANCES A. WILCOX, 87, Wellsboro diedon May 5, 2005 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born on February 2, 1918 she was the daughter of the late Henry and Phoebe (Hakes) VanOrder. Mrs. Wilcox was a cook at the Penn Wells Hotel and she also worked in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She also enjoyed crocheting. Surviving are daughters, Margaret (Hugh) Blalack, Texas; Phyllis (John) Zimmers, Middlebury Center; Anna Huddleston, Florida; Shirley (Colie) Smith, Tioga; Carol Delong, Mansfield; Janet Packer, Granville Summit; Darlene Hannon, Florida; sisters, Julia Applebee, Wellsboro; Crista Bell Cooper, Hayward, CA; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Wilcox; sons, Leslie Brown, Dorsey Allen Brown Jr., Butch Brown and Donald Wilcox. Funeral services were held may 10th at Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., Mansfield with Rev. Glenn Landis of the New Life Church, Canton officiating. Interment was in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
VAN ORDER John – John VanOrder, aged about 60 years, died Monday at his home in Antrim, after a long illness. He is survived by his second wife and five children – three by his first wife – Thomas and George, of Antrim, and John, of the garage firm of Gee & VanOrder, of Wellsboro; and Mannon VanOrder and Mrs. Lenora Ellison, of Antrim, children of his second wife. Two brothers also survive. DeWitt VanOrder of Wellsboro, and Henry VanOrder, of Marsh creek. Wellsboro Agitator 30 July 1919
VanORDER - MCEWEN
Margaret Cruttenden Age 88, of Wildwood, FL, formerly of Wellsboro, diedon January 15, 2006. She was born in Arkport, NY, daughter of Joseph and Lena Van Order. She lived in Florida for over 30 years. She was a retired Grocery Store owner in Wellsboro. She is survived by her children, Gerald Getsay of Trinity, FL, Keith (Mary Ellen) Getsay of Dallas, GA, Jean (Eldred) Frost of Land O' Lakes, FL; brother, Willard Van Order of Wildwood; sister, Neva Bartlett of Gillett, PA; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on January 17 in Wildwood, FL. Friends and relatives are invited to Margaret's Life Celebration on Saturday, January 21, 2006, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA, with a Prayer Service to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Alex Perednia officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery
VAN ORDER –MARY A. COUMBE, 87, formerly of Wellsboro, PA, died on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Snyder Memorial Health Care Center in Marienville, PA. She was the wife of Marshall J. Coumbe, who preceded her in death April 1, 2005. Mary was born June 12, 1926 in Antrim, PA, the daughter of the late Thomas Van Order. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Arthur and Debby Coumbe, West Point, NY; daughter, Emily Coumbe, Peoria, IL; son-in-law, Minor Muncy, Short Pump, VA; preceded in death by her daughter, Peggy Muncy. Private graveside services will be held at the Wellsboro Cemetery with Rev. Donald Miller officiating. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA. Memorials may be made in Mary's name to American Cancer Society, Tioga Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/10/2014
VAN SICE, John – John VanSice, aged nearly 82 years, died at the home of E.R. Mulford at 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon, April 20, 1919, after an illness of fifteen months caused by a stroke of apoplexy. He was born in Charleston township, Pa., May 4, 1837, a son of John A. and Jane VanSice. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Hannah R. Mulford; a son Jay Van Sice, a sister, Mrs. Sara Porter of Oswego Potter county and a half-sister, Mrs. Esther Marvin, of Wellsboro. He was a veteran of the civil war having served in Co. A 149th Pa Vol Infantry. The funeral was held at two o’clock yesterday afternoon; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 23 April 1919.
VANTURIA - SHIRK, Geraldine S.
Age 88, of Woodland Avenue, Wellsboro, PA, died January 31, 2009 at The Green Home. She was the wife of the late Stanley J. Rozmarynowski who died in 1951, and the late Earl Shirk, who died in 1972. Geraldine was born October 23, 1920 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Hilboldt Vanturia. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School "1938", attended Elmira Business School, Elmira, NY, and was a former secretary for the Tioga County Public Assistance Office, Wellsboro. Geraldine was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Wellsboro. Surviving is a daughter, Phyllis J. (William) Sticklin, Pearl Street, Wellsboro; three grandchildren, Michael (Linda) Sticklin, Berwyn, PA, Steven (Carrie) Sticklin, Raleigh, NC, and Karen Sticklin of Naugatuck, CT; four great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to Geraldine's Life Celebration on Friday, February 6, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 12:00 Noon with Rev. Peter DeVantier officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/4/2009
FRANK ‘RED’ VEKKELI age 76 of RD 4 Wellsboro, PA (Ansonia) died Saturday August 24, 1996 at the Carleton Nursing Home in Wellsboro, PA. He was born October 26, 1919 in Wino, PA and was the son of the late Michael and Esther Fuaziecuz Vekkeli and lived most of his life in Ansonia, PA. Red owned and operated the family farm in Ansonia for over 60 years and was the former owner and operator of the Twin Pine Tavern in Ansonia for over 50 years. He retired in 1991. He was a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #826 in Galeton, PA and was a former social member of the Raymond Richer VFW Post #6611 in Galeton, PA. Surviving are his longtime companion, Mary K. Bowen and her 8 children, niece; Bonita Cheek of Sharon, SC, and nephew, Timothy Moore of Charlotte, NC. He is also survived by a great niece, Julia V. Cheek and a great nephew, Jesse T. Cheek. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Inc., 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA on Monday August 26, 1996 from 1 to 2 PM. Funeral service will follow immediately at the funeral home at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Tom McElrath officiating. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. –McKay Scrapbook
VENTURIA, Joseph, age 88 of 79 East Avenue, Wellsboro, Wednesday, December 27, 1972 at his home of an apparent heart attack. Friends may call at the Spink Funeral Home, 126 Main St., Wellsboro, Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services at the funeral home Friday 1:30 p.m. Rev. S. Wade Stewart, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mrs. Sarah Hilboldt Venturia; daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Shirk of Wellsboro; step son, Howard E. Miller of Bradenton, Fla.; granddaughter, Mrs. William J. (Phyliss) Sticklin of Wellsboro; three great grandchildren. Mr. Venturia was born in Italy, June 16, 1884. He retired in 1958 from the Wellsboro Plant of Corning Glass Works following 42 years of active service.
Wellsboro Agitator - February 17, 1885
--Mrs. Charles H. Rexford [Alwida Vermilyea Rexford], of Gaines, died last week Monday, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Rexford was a daughter of the late Horace Vermilyea and was forty four years of age. She had resided at Gaines for thirty years. For several months she had been ill, suffering very much. Mrs. Rexford had been a member of the Episcopal Church for many years. She enjoyed the esteem of a large circle of acquaintances. The funeral was held on Thursday at Gaines, and the remains were interred in the cemetery in this village. [Wellsboro Cemetery]
VISOSKI - MRS. ELLEN V. STAGER
Mrs. Ellen V. Stager, age 75 of Park Hill Manor in Wellsboro, died unexpectedly last Wednesday, January 9, 1974. Funeral services were held on Saturday at 11 am in St. Peter's Catholic Church. Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery. A Scriptural Wake Service was held Friday at the Funeral Home. Mrs. Stager was born in Cambria County, Pa. on August 8, 1898, a daughter of Michael and Anna Parach Visosky. She was the widow of John J. Stager. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Adeline Osgood and Mrs. Peggy Brill, both of Wellsboro; and Mrs. Edward (Isabel) Gervinski of Portager; three sons, John P. Stager, and T. Thomas Stager, both of Wellsboro; and Jerry J. Stager of Cleveland, Ohio; sisters, Mrs. Catherine Spack of Johnstown, Pa., Mrs. Sophia Bosek of Horseheads, brother, Michael Visosky of Ginter, Pa., 29 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren.
VonENDE - Ella Rose Anderson
Ella Rose Anderson, 67, of R.D. #1, Westfield, died Monday, Nov. 2, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born Nov. 19, 1919 in Newark, N.J., she was the daughter of August and Rose Buehlmann Von Ende. She was a retired chielf clerk for the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company in Newark, N.J. Surviving is her husband, Willard Norman Anderson. There will be no visitation. A graveside memorial service will be held Monday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Col. Harold B. Lawson will officiate. Flowers will be provided by the family. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Sabinsville Ambulance Association, Sabinsville.
WADE CHARLOTTE GARSIDE (SRGP 85617)
Charlotte W. Age 90, formerly of Mansfield, PA, August 30, 2006 at Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA. She was born January 28, 1916 in Mansfield, PA, the daughter of Earl and Elma Mastin Wade. She retired after 31 years of teaching at R. B. Walter Elementary School, and had served as a Republican Committee Woman. Charlotte was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, the D.A.R., Twilight chapter #475 O.E.S., and the retired PA Teachers Association. She is survived by a daughter, Linda Andrus of Mansfield, PA; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Charlotte was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 1981; and a sister, June Judge. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Saturday at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. David Dressler officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA.
WADE Earl C. Jr. (SRGP 85616)
Wellsboro Gazette – July 1, 1971
Earl C Wade, 77, of Mansfield, died Thursday, June 24, 1971, in the Blossburg State Hospital. He had been admitted May 11. A retired businessman, Mr. Wade was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was born in Arcade N.Y., the son of Earl C and Carrie O'Neal Wade. Surviving are his wife Elma, two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Garside, also of Mansfield and Mrs. Clark Judge, Hanover. N. H., four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday, at Shaw and Robena's, 18 North Main Street. Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Benjamin Nevin officiated.
WAGENBRENNER Margaret M. E. "Peggy" (Wagenbrenner) Jones
68, of Wellsboro, died on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011. She was born on May 20, 1943, in Queens, N.Y., a daughter of the late Michael J. and Anne E. (Dwyer) Wagenbrenner. Peggy was the wife of the late Ronald F. Jones who died on Dec. 17, 2000. She was formerly employed as a supervisor by the Nassau County Probation Department. Mrs. Jones was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro, where she was a member of the Folk Group. She was the treasurer for the Wellsboro Area Food Pantry for many years and especially enjoyed quilting with Beth's Bunch. Margaret is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Angela Jones of Stroudsburg; daughter, Deborah Jones of Wellsboro; and three grandchildren, Christopher, Keith and Christian. Friends may call on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m., at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro, with the Rev. John J. Chmil officiating. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro. Wellsboro Gazette - November 30, 2011
WAGNER Florence W. - Florence W. Steele, 96, of Jackson, Ga., formerly of Wellsboro, died Tuesday, July 6, 2010. She was the wife of the late John L. Steele who died Feb. 20, 1983. Florence was born Nov. 9, 1913, the daughter of the late Adam and Ethel Smith Wagner. She was a housewife and member of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church and later the Tate United Methodist Church in Georgia. Surviving are daughter, Sharon K. Steele of Norcross, Ga.; sisters and brother-in-law, Erma R. Bliss of Reno, Nev., Aileen Stewart of Middlebury Center, Jeanne and Edward Miller of Wellsboro; one grandson, Scott J. Steele of Elyria, Ohio; two great-grandchildren, Joycelyn and Melissa Steele; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Fred Wagner and sisters, Anna Henry, Frances Strong, Kathryn Graham and Eloise Housel. Friends and family are invited to Florence's Life Celebration on Saturday, July 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jody Reese of State College officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the Whitneyville United Methodist Church, R.D.1, Mansfield, Pa. 16933. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 7, 2010
WALBRIDGE, Peter D. – Highly Esteemed Civil War Veteran Died Last Wednesday – Peter D. Walbridge, aged 83 years, died at the Blossburg hospital early last Wednesday morning, following the amputation of his right leg, which operation was performed Monday. Mr. Walbridge’s right food had caused him much suffering for several years and not long ago gangrene developed and amputation of his leg above the knee was necessary at the only hope of saving his life, but he failed to recover from the shock of the operation. He is survived by one son, Peter D. Walbridge, Jr. of Pueblo, Colorado, and three daughters, Mrs. W.D. Riffle and Miss May Walbridge, of Wellsboro, and Miss Maude Walbridge, of New York city. Mr. Walbridge served with conscientious bravery during the civil war and a member of Co. E., of the famous “Old Bucktails” regiment, and many are the tales of heroism his comrades tell of him, but Mr. Walbridge seldom spoke of his own experiences during the dark days of ’61-’65. He was a prisoner at Andersonville for nearly a year and that trying ordeal took a heavy toll from his naturally strong constitution. Mr. Walbridge had a host of warm friends to whom his death brings deepest sorrow. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at two o’clock at the First Baptist church, Rev. C.W. Macgeorge officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 3 December 1919.
WALBRIDGE PETER DAVIS
BRILLIANT WAR RECORD Brief Review of a Brave Soldier's Career during the Civil War. The brilliant and gallant Civil War record of the late Peter D. -Walbridge, of Wellsboro, who died a few days ago at the Blossburg Hospital,, following amputation of his left leg for gangrene, should not pass unnoticed He was one of the first from Wellsboro to enlist In the original Old Bucktails under Captain Alanson E Niles and served throughout the entire Civil War. Notwithstanding Peter Walbridge was always conceded one of the bravest and most daring, soldiers of the fighting Bucktails having performed many heroic deeds worthy of note, he bore his honors meekly, without display, blow or bluster. He had a big heart and it was in the right place, as all his comrades in arms can testify The Gazette takes great pride in presenting the following summary of this brave soldier's war record. Peter D, Walbridge enlisted April 28th 1861 from Wellsboro Pa and was mustered into the United States service May 31 1861, at Harrisburg as a private To serve for a term of three years in Company E, First Regiment, Penna. Vol. Rifles under Captains A. E. Niles and S. J. Mack and Cols. Theodore L. Kane, J. Biddle, H. W. McNeil and C. F. Taylor. The Regiment was the 42nd Pa. Vol Inf 1st Bucktails or 13th Regiment, Penna. Reserves Infantry. Moved to a point opposite Cumberland, Md., June 22nd, thence to West Va., m support of Lew Wallace till October; then moved to Tennally town and attached to McCall's Reserve Division, Army of Potomac. Engaged at Drainesville. Va Dec 20th, '61. Moved to Virginia Peninsula June 9th to the 12th 62 Attached to 8th Corps Army of Potomac Engaged in seven days Battle before Richmond, June 25th to July 1st, '62; -battle of Mechanicsville June 26th; Meadow Bridge, 26th; Gainesville, July 27th; Savage Station, June 29th; Charles City, Cross-Road and Glendale, Jane 30th, '62; Malvern Hill, July 1st, '62; battles of Gainesville and Groveton, August 28th and 29th ,62 Second Bull Run August 30th 62 South Mountain Md Sept 11 Antietam Md Sept 7th 62. Was wounded her by gunshot in the right leg and sent to Harrisburg Received 50 days furlough to go home from Governor Curtin Rejoined regiment and participated in battle of Fredericksburg Va Dec 13th 62 and March January 20th to 24th 63. Ordered to Washing D.C Feb 6th 63 Duty there and at Alexandria till June 25th, '63. Rejoined the Potomac Army, June 25th, '63. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Div., 5th Corps, and Army of Potomac. Engaged in Battle of Gettysburg, July, 1st to 3rd, '63. Pursuit of Lee, July 5th to 24th, '63. Engaged at Rappahannock Station, Nov. 7th, '63; Mine Run, Nov. 26th and 28th, -'63 Honorably discharged Feb. 27th 64. Re enlisted a s a veteran Feb 28th, '64, in the field as Sergeant in the same Company and Regiment three years more or during” the war, under Captains S.J. Mack and Col. A. E Niles Participated in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 5th -7th 64 Laurel Hill Va may 8th Spotsylvania May 8th to 12th 64 assault on the bloody angle may 12th 64 Spotsylvania Court- House, May 13th to 21st, '64; Harris Farm, May 19th North Anna,. River, May 23rd to 26th 64; Jericho Ford, May 25th; Penunkeg River, May 26th to 28th; Totokotomy, May 29th to 31st; Bethesda Church, May 30th to June 6th. Was wounded May 30th in head, left leg and right arm by shell explosion and was captured and taken to Spotts Hospital, Richmond, Va., until July Then was placed in Andersonsville later Florence prison Was paroled and sent to Annapolis Md Received furlough home- until April, 1865. Rejoined regiment.-.Was on May 31st,-l865, transferred to Co E, 19Gth-Reg, Pa. Vol., Infantry which he joined close to Petersburg. Engaged at Appomattox Court House Lee's surrender, April 9th, 1865. Washington, D. C May 1st to 12th; Grand Review, May 23rd, 1865. Honorably discharged June 28th, 1865, at Harrisburg, by reason of close of war.
WALKER, Benjamin T. - The death of Benjamin T. Walker at the Blossburg hospital, May 27, marked the passing of a well-known and highly esteemed citizen of Tioga county. He was born at Roundtop, Sept. 12, 1856. Mr. Walker was proprietor of the Vermilyea house at Gaines and also of the Ansonia Hotel for a good many years, was popular as a host and well-liked by all with whom he came in contact. There is scarcely a traveler of the Northern Tier who has not been cheered of an evening by his genial smile and funny stories, with which he was well supplied. He had a good word and helping hand for everyone and a host of friends mourn his death. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Harry A. Walker, of Trout Run, and Leon B. Walker of Dolgeville, N.Y. and by two grandchildren; also by two sisters, Mrs. Clara Willard and Mrs. Nancy Jones, of Roundtop and by one brother, Chester Walker of Wellsboro. The funeral was held at his late home at Marsh Creek. Rev. D. R. Evans officiating; burial at Wellsboro. Wellsboro Agitator 18 June 1919
WALKER, Benjamin T. – Benjamin T. Walker, aged about 62 years, of Ansonia, died yesterday morning about 3 o’clock at the Blossburg hospital. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Leon and Harry, by two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Close and Mrs. Clara Willard, of Roundtop, and one brother, Chester Walker. Mr. Walker was proprietor of the Ansonia Hotel for many years and was well-known throughout the county. Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been completed. Wellsboro Agitator, 28 May 1919.
WALKER - HUSTED, Ruth G. Walker
Age 90, of Potterbrook Rd., Westfield, PA diedThursday, April 23, 2009, at her home. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA Sunday April 26, 2009, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 3:00 p.m. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/24/2009
WARRINER Harry B. Age 85, of Kelsey Street, Wellsboro, PA, died October 17, 2006 at home. He was the husband of Doris J. Amig Warriner whom he married March 17, 1945. Harry was born May 8, 1921 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late James Elwood and Ethel E. Walker Warriner. He was a foreman for Ingersol-Rand, Painted Post, NY, retiring after 38 years service. Harry was a member of the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro, and the Masonic Lodge, #317 F. & A.M., Wellsboro, having joined the Lodge in 1945. He was an Army veteran serving during World War II. Surviving are his wife, Doris; sons, Larry (Pamela) Warriner, Mansfield, PA, and Harland (Rick) (Marla) Warriner, Shinglehouse, PA; daughter, Paula (Wesley) McChesney, Eustis, FL; eight grandchildren, Kristine (Andrew), Nicole (Thad), Melissa (Lee), Jamie, Kelli, Eric, Candice and Tara; 12 great-grandchildren, Elliot, Tucker, Abram, Ethan, Grayce, Tanner, Willow, Alexis, Harley, Spencer, Sam, Emily and Joshua. He was preceded in death by a son, Philip J. Warriner in 2001. Friends and family are invited to Harry's Life Celebration on Friday, October 20, 2006, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral there Saturday, October 21, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Jeffrey McCleary and Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, Tioga County Unit, 1948 East Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, or to the Laurel Health Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901.
WARRINER Kathryn M. Age 72, a lifetime resident of Wellsboro, PA, died Saturday, November 26, 2005, in Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where she had been a resident for over 50 years. Kathryn was born on June 4, 1933 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of Norris and Cecilia Rose (Boyce) Warriner. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Wellsboro, PA. Kathryn is survived by a sister, Gladys M. Warriner, a resident of Broad Acres in Wellsboro, PA, and many cousins. A brother, Norris "Jack" Warriner, preceded her in death. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at the St. Peter's Catholic Church, 38 Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA, Tuesday, November 29, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Manarchuck as celebrant. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, had been entrusted with the arrangements.
PHILLIP J. WARRINER
Phillip J. Warriner, 54, of Wellsboro RR 6 died Saturday, March 17, 2001, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Aug. 17, 1946, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Harry B. and Doris J. Amig Warriner. He was a graduate of the Wellsboro High School, class of 1964, and was retired from the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam era. He was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are his parents of Wellsboro; one daughter and son-in-law, Kristine and Andrew Worthington of Wellsboro; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry B. and Pamela R. Warriner of Mansfield and Harland E. (Rick) and Maria Warriner of Shingle-house; one sister and brother-in-law, Paula J. and Wesley McChesney of Eustis, Fla.; two grandsons, Elliot and Tucker Worthington; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, on Wednesday, March 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Thursday, March 22, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John McNassor officiating. Burial will be made at Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro.
WASHBURN - Friends Saddened by Sudden Death of MRS. MACIE FARRELL
Many Wellsboro friends were saddened by the tragic and sudden death of Mrs. Macie Farrell on Saturday night. Mrs Farrell, who resided alone at her home on Morgan Terrace, apparently suffered a fatal heart while sweeping the snow from her porch that evening. Her body was not discovered until about 9:45 on Sunday morning by two High School students, Mark Cuda and Craig Miller who had gone to the Farrell home to shovel snow. They discovered Mrs. Farrell's body at the top of the steps leading to the front door of the house. The body was concealed by approximately 15 inches of snow. An autopsy report revealed that the immediate cause of death was from a heart attack. Several years ago she had fallen on the road in front of her home and fractured her hip. Mrs. Farrell, a retired licensed practical nurse, was for a number of years employed at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital. She was noted for her extreme kindness and patience with the patients and made many, many friends among both the patients and personnel during her hospital employment. A number of years ago she was employed at the Telephone Company assisting Miss Carrie Herrington. Mrs. Farrell was a member of the United Methodist Church, a member of Mary Wells Chapter 452 OES of which she was a past matron; a member of the American Legion Auxiliary; past member of the Wellsboro BPW and served as its President. She also served in the Blood Bank whenever she was able to do so. She was born on May 12, 1892 in Clearfield County, the daughter of Richard and Della McIntyre Washburn. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Kulp of Mansfield; and one nephew, Richard Love of Wellsboro. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, February 23rd at the Tussey Funeral Home with the Rev. S. Wade Stewart officiating. Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
WATERBURY - JULIA W. NICHOLS
Julia W. Nichols, 94, of 44 Fischler St., Wellsboro, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at home. Born April 12, 1906, in Denver, Colo., she was the daughter of Lyle C. and Carrie Clement Waterbury. She was employed by the Tioga County Children Services for many years. She was a member of the Grey Ladies at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital and the Tioga County Historical Society. She was a member of Wellsboro United Methodist Church and was active in its auxiliary. She attended Denver University and Nebraska Wesleyan College, where she graduated in 1929. She received her master's degree from Smith College of Social Work in Northampton, Mass. Preceding her in death was her husband, Franklin W. Nichols, on Aug. 31, 1996. Surviving are one son, Lyle A. Nichols of Wellsboro; one daughter, Caroline Lee of Reading; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Calling hours were held Monday, Oct. 9, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Funeral services were held there Monday, Oct. 9, with the Rev. Fred Hickok, pastor of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was made at the Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wellsboro Methodist Church Memorial Fund, Main and Queen streets, Wellsboro, 16901; or the Tioga County Historical Society, 120 Main Street, Wellsboro, 16901.
WEAVER Mary F - Tranbaugh Mary F. Age 89 of East Avenue, Wellsboro, PA, died April 26, 2006. She was the wife of the late Robert B. Tranbaugh, who diedNovember 1, 2001. Mary was born June 20, 1916 in Allentown, PA, the daughter of the late John and Miriam Balliet Weaver. She graduated from the Allentown General Hospital Nursing School in 1940 and served as a Lieutenant in the Nursing Corps of the U.S. Navy until 1943. She continued as a registered nurse in Wellsboro at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital and several physician offices until retiring in 1982. Mary was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro, where she was a member of the Bell Choir, and was past president and member of the Laurel Doll Club. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Robert F. and Margaret Husted Tranbaugh, New York, NY and Thomas G. and Gail Stock Tranbaugh, Easton, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy J. and Michael Reyda, Easton, PA; and seven grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, John Weaver; and a sister, Catherine Schappel. Friends and relatives are invited to attend Mary's Life Celebration on Saturday, April 29, 2006 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral Service to follow at 11 a.m with Rev. Roger Wagner officiating. Private burial at Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Mary's memory to Country Terrace, 1919 Shumway Hill Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901 or the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Local arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.
WEBB - CAROLINE W. HUGHES
Caroline W. Hughes, 83, a resident of the Green Home in Wellsboro, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1987, at the nursing home. Born Oct. 12, 1903, in Plymouth, she was the daughter of William and Gertrude Millington Webb. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Wellsboro Art Club. Her husband, Eric W. Hughes Sr., died in 1978. Surviving is a son, Eric W. Jr., of Mount Tremper, NY. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. The Rev. Stephen Engelhardt, her pastor, officiated. Burial was made in Wellsboro Cemetery.
HARRY E. WEBSTER, 81 of West Ave., Wellsboro Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1962. He was chairman of the board of the First National Bank of Wellsboro. Survived by daughter, Mrs. G. Lynwood Martin Jr. of Harborton, Va.; sons, Robert W. and Harry E. Webster Jr. of Wellsboro, Donald S. of Aiken, S.C. and John S. of Devon, Pa.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Body at Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Calling hours Thursday and Friday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Bruce Porter. Wellsboro Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/28/1962
WEBSTER - ROBINSON, Helen Ruth Webster Brooks
Age 85, died September 12, 2009 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA. Helen was born July 31, 1924, the daughter of the late Merle B. Webster and Neva Pope Webster. She was predeceased by her first husband, L. Dale Brooks, and second husband, Elwood H. Robinson. She graduated from Wellsboro High School, Valedictorian of the Class of 1942. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Robert Mosteller, Elmira, NY; granddaughter and husband, Renee and Scott Berry, Savannah, GA; step grandson and wife, Gary Mosteller and Paula Cottrell, Herndon, VA; sister-in-law, Rena Brooks, Painted Post, NY; sister and husband, Vida and Ted Compton, Middlebury Center, PA; brother, Paul W. Webster, Wellsboro, PA; former sister-in-law, Darlene K. Webster, Wellsboro, PA; step daughter and husband, Judy and Jim West, Whitneyville, PA; step daughter, Donna King, Mansfield, PA; step grandchildren, Greg West, Cherie Becker, Charlan West and Danny Mattison; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Donna Dickinson, Wellsboro, PA, and Janet Sechrist Copp, Kanab, Utah. Friends and Helen Ruth Webster Brooks Robinson's family are invited to Helen's Life Celebration on Friday, September 18, 2009, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral Saturday, September 19, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Chorpenning officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be sent to the Potter County Hospice, 1001 E. Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915. Published in Star-Gazette on September 14, 2009
DR. JESSE G. WEBSTER
Dr. Jesse Grant Webster, 85, of Wellsboro RD 6, a general medical practitioner in Wellsboro for many years died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1976, in the Green Home, following a long illness. Born Dec. 17, 1891, in Morris, he was the son of Homer and Helen Comstock Webster. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He was a member also of Odessa Lodge 317, F&AM; the Williamsport Consistory, and the Tioga County Medical Society. Surviving are his wife, the former Alma Hamilton; two daughters, Mrs. George Putnam, of Wellsboro RD 4, and Mrs. Donald Anderson, of Wellsboro RD 6; a son, Dr. Lane H., of Wellsboro RD; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jerry Webster of RD 6, Wellsboro; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday in the Presbyterian Church, with burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Stephen McCutchen, his pastor, officiated. (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1976)
WEBSTER - One of the Last of the Pioneer Lumbermen - Walter E. Webster, aged 87 years, died Monday morning at the home of his son, Harry E. Webster, on West avenue, in Wellsboro. He was born in Delmar township, Tioga county, Pa., May 12, 1853, son of Jacob Emmick and Alsina Steele Webster. He came from pioneer stock, hence it is not surprising that he should have made lumbering his chief occupation for many years, both in the forests of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. He returned from West Virginia to Ansonia in 1917, to engage in farming, retiring in 1930. Mr. Webster is survived by his son, Harry E. Webster, vice president of the First National Bank of Wellsboro; five grandsons and one granddaughter -- Walter and Robert of Wellsboro; Donald of Wilmington, Del.; Harry Jr. and John of Wellsboro; Margaret, wife of Lynwood Martin, of Harborton, Va., and five great grandchildren. Mr. Webster is also survived by one sister and three brothers, Mrs. William O’Connor, Homer G. Webster and L.E. Webster, of Wellsboro, and Robert Webster, of Hookersville, W. Va. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Evans & Johnson Funeral Home; Rev. Orrin G. Cocks, D.D., officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 25, 1940
WELCH Thomas H. - First Lieutenant Thomas H. Welch, of Wellsboro, who served a year and a half as a pilot with the Canadian aviation forces as an instructor, was drowned in the Furman Hole in Pine creek about one o’clock Sunday afternoon. A number of relatives, including John Chadderdon and family, and Olin Ingerick and family, of Rochester, were enjoying a picnic and little Dorothy Chadderdon and Ellen Ingerick were wading in the creek. They wanted to go across the stream, but were afraid to try it and Lieut. Welch told them to go ahead and he would see them safely over. The creek here was apparently not very deep. Suddenly the girls stepped into a deep hole and Lieut. Welch and Mr. Chadderdon rushed to their rescue. Welch was an expert swimmer, but had just eaten a hearty dinner and was afflicted at times with stomach trouble. The sudden shock of entering the water, according to doctors, caused a hemorrhage, which either caused almost instant death or rendered him unconscious. Immediately on entering the water he sank and did not come up. John Chadderdon with some difficulty got the little girls safely to shore and soon after Welch’s body was recovered. Lieut. Welch was 29 years of age on March 1, 1919. He was son of Mr. and Mrs. F.H.Welch, of Wellsboro, who survived him, besides three sisters and two brothers – Mrs. John Chadderdon, Mrs. D. Kitchen and Miss Mary Welch, all of Wellsboro; Charles F. Welch, of Corning, and A.C. Welch, of Conifer, N.Y. “Tommy” Welch, as he was called by his many friends, was a most estimable young man, of sterling character. His untimely death is deeply mourned by all who knew him. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery. Rev. M.S. Blair officiated and Lieut. Welch was buried with military honors, the pallbearers being Captain Francis S. Bodine and Lieutenants Edward Bryden, Henry Husted, Mortimer Kentch; Carlton Hersey and William F. White. A large number of soldiers and sailors in uniform attended the funeral and formed a guard of honor during the services. Local post No. 84, American Legion, attended the funeral in a body. Wellsboro Agitator 30 July 1919.
WELLS - Mrs. Ida Wells Owlett, aged 70, widow of the late Edward H. Owlett, one of the most popular members of the Tioga County Bar Association, died very suddenly Wednesday afternoon, while presiding over a luncheon given to a party of friends. Heart disease was the cause. Mrs. Owlett was born in Monroeton, Bradford County, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Wells. She was the mother of Attorney Mason Owlett, of Wellsboro, and two married daughters who reside at a distance. - Gray scrapbook; 1930
WELLS - Mrs. Ida Wells Owlett, aged 70 years, widow of Edward H. Owlett, Esq., of Wellsboro, who died in November 1917, died suddenly of a heart seizure last Wednesday afternoon about 2 o'clock at her home on Walnut street. She was entertaining a few friends at luncheon and seemed in her usual health. She went to the door to receive a package and a few minutes later was found seated in a chair in the hall. Mrs. Owlett was born in Monroeton, Bradford County, PA, Nov. 20, 1859, daughter of Charles E. & Almira Mason Wells. She received her education in the Bradford county schools and at Cornell University. She came to Wellsboro 39 years ago to become preceptress of the Wellsboro High School. On Sept. 8, 1891, she was married to Edward H. Owlett, for many years a member of the law firm of Sherwood & Owlett. Mrs. Owlett is survived by three children, G. Mason Owlett, Esq., of Wellsboro, of the law firm of Crichton & Owlett; Cora, wife of Robert A. Latzer, of St. Louis, Mo., and Ruth, wife of Archer Webb, of Westfield, NJ; eight grandchildren; a twin sister, Mrs. A.J. Knollin, of Soda Springs, Idaho, and two half-sisters, Miss Emma Wells, of Sayre, and Mrs. Jennie Horton, of New York City. Mrs. Owlett was a member of the Presbyterian church and a charter member of the Wellsboro Chapter, DAR, and Friday Club. She was a director of the Green Free Library and was among the leaders in the civic and social life of the community. While the Tioga County Historical Society was an active organization, Mrs. Owlett was one of its most interested members and made many valuable contributions to the historical records of the county. Recently she had been writing articles on the early history of Wellsboro, the first of which was published in last week's issue of the Agitator. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Presbyterian church, Rev. Orrin G. Cocks, D.D., officiating; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery. The pallbearers were: Attorneys T.A. Crichton, C.M. Elliott, E.H. Green, Charles G. Webb and H.N. Sherwood and P.L. Brooks. - Wellsboro Agitator, Feb. 26, 1930
WEST Elsie A. (West) Bliss
89, of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012. She was born on May 7, 1923, in Lawrenceville, a daughter of the late Myron C. and Genoa (Thomas) West. She was the wife of the late David R. Bliss who died on Dec. 25, 2011. She was a member of the Independent Bible Church, Wellsboro. Elsie is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Phyllis Bliss of Wellsboro; daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Ross Davis of Wellsboro; brother and sister-in-law, Bernard and Myrna West of Wellsboro; sister and brother-in-law, Dolores and William Broughton of Wellsboro; six grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Clayton C. West and a sister, Audrey Hungerford. Friends may call on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Independent Bible Church, Wellsboro. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., at the church with the Rev. Leon Duell officiating. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship, 16 Charleston St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Wellsboro Gazette – October 1, 2012
WEST Jacquelyne L. "Jackie"
Age 55, of Wellsboro, PA, died April 14, 2005 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Jackie was born January 29, 1950 in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Foster O. and Betty Ingersoll West. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and received her Degree as a Medical Stenographer in 1968 from Jean Summers Business School. She was a secretary at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in 1969, a secretary in the development office at WACC in 1971, received her associate degree in Practical Nursing and Medical Secretary in 1971 from Williamsport Area Community College, and was a secretary at Mansfield University from 1972 to 2004. Jackie was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, former President of the Wellsboro Little League, former Assistant District Administrator and Secretary for District 15 Little League Baseball, and associate member of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. Surviving are sisters and brothers-in-law, Susan and Michael DeSanto, Williamsport, Cindy and Gregory Carr, Wellsboro; brothers and sisters-in-law, F. Craig and Linda West, and Jim and Diane West, both of Wellsboro; best friends, Bonnie Hall and Kathy Callahan, both of Wellsboro; nieces and nephews, Jennifer Jo (Doug) Holtzapple, Williamsport, Matt West, Patti West, Lauren West, and Kristen West, all of Wellsboro, Chad (Lisa) West, Spring Run, PA, Brandon West, Wellsboro, and Paige Carr and Garrett Carr, both of Wellsboro; a great-nephew, Clayton Brown, Spring Run, PA; two great-nieces, Hailey Holtzapple, Williamsport, and Chloe West, Spring Run, PA. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 6, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro, with Rev. Dr. Robert Greer officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that Memorials in Jackie's name be made to the Wellsboro Little League, c/o Philip Prough, Citizens & Northern Financial Services, 64 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901.
WESTBROOK MARY W. JESSUP
Mary W. Jessup, 87, of 30 Charles St., Wellsboro, died Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born in Wellsboro, Feb. 6, 1900, she was the daughter of George and Anna Coolidge Westbrook. She was a member of the Wellsboro First Baptist Church and a volunteer Grey Lady at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Burt N. Jessup, died July 21, 1968. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Locey of Wellsboro and Mrs. Jerry A. Perry of Arivaca, Ariz.; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Nettie Lohr of RD#4, Wellsboro, 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 2, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. The Rev. C. Wayne Diffenderfer, her pastor, and the Rev. Ronald Grimley, her associate pastor, officiated. Burial was made in Wellsboro Cemetery. The family provided flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Wellsboro First Baptist Church.
WETHERBEE - POWERS Gertrude W.
Age 91, died Sunday, December 2, 2007, at her home on Sherwood Street, Wellsboro, PA. Born February 10, 1916 in Delmar Township, Tioga County, she was the daughter of William Jarvis and Ina (Nobles) Wetherbee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Alan Powers, who died August 8, 1972. She was employed for thirty years by Corning Glass Works in Wellsboro and retired in 1980. She was instrumental in the formation of the C.G.W. Credit Union, now part of First Heritage FCU. She was a lifelong and active member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. She enjoyed membership in many Wellsboro organizations, including the Treasury Stitchery Club, the BPW, the DAR, the Colonial Dames, and the Wednesday Morning Musicales. She served as a volunteer for the Tioga Historical Society for several years. She is survived by three children, Janice Cunningham (Donald) of Southport, NC, Fred S. Powers (Susan Aderhold) of Wellsboro, and Martha Stock (Karl) of Bainbridge Island, Washington; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. A viewing will be held Saturday, December 8, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. in the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, with the funeral following at 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. Memorial donations may be made to the Wellsboro United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/5/2007.
WETHERBEE - Harold C. Wetherbee, 68, of Mansfield RD3, died Saturday, May 16, 1959. Survived by wife, Belle Wetherbee; daughter, Miss Mary Aleene Wetherbee, both at home; son, Ira Wetherbee of Corning; brother, William R. Wetherbee of Wellsboro. Funeral services were held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home Tuesday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Gene Callihan officiated. Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, May 1959
WETHERBEE Hugh R
Wellsboro Gazette - December 31, 1964
Hugh R. Wetherbee, custodian of the Tioga County Court House, died suddenly at home on Thursday afternoon. He was 67 years old. Mr. Wetherbee was born March 18, 1897, in Delmar Township, the son of Walter and Elvira Hart Wefherbee. He was a member of the first Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Marmore Wetherbee, and seven sons, Walter C., Blossburg, Wilmont K., Elbert W., Llewelyn D. and Wilbur N. all of Wellsboro; Kenneth of Horseheads, N. Y., Gordon of Covington; one sister, Mrs. Charles Hawley of Mansfield; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were conducted at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home on Sunday with the Rev. Erwin D. Bennett officiating. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.
WETHERBEE, Lafayette - Mr. Lafayette Wetherbee died at his home in Delmar last Sunday morning of heart disease. His age was 48 years 6 months. Mr. Wetherbee was an excellent citizen and he was widely known and generally esteemed. The funeral was held yesterday morning, Rev. Dr. A.C. Shaw conducting the service. - Wellsboro Agitator, November 4, 1891, p.1
LESLIE M. WETHERBEE SR. age 72 of Cherry St., Lawrenceville, PA on Tuesday, June 4, 1972 in Phoenix, Arizona. Friends may call at the Kuhl and Spink Funeral Home, 174 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa. On Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. John Carlson officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Velma Masaions of Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Nian Ribar of Buffalo, N.Y., Mrs. Marie Pryslopski of Corning, N.Y., Mrs. Helen Spart of Phoenix, Ariz.; son, Leslie M. Jr. of Rochester, N.Y.; brother, Harry Wetherbee, Excelsior Springs, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was a retired employee of Corning Glass Works, member of Lawrenceville Methodist Church and a Veteran of World War I. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/8/1972
WETMORE - DALE, Elizabeth W. (Wetmore)
Elizabeth W. "Betty" Wetmore Dale, 85, of Wellsboro, died on Friday, Oct. 23, 2009. She was born on June 11, 1924, in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Edson and Ruth Brace Wetmore. She was the wife of the late Hugh W. Dale who died in 1989. She was a retired elementary school teacher for the Wellsboro Area School District. Mrs. Dale was a very active member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and a very accomplished musician. She played the organ at the Penn Wells Hotel, loved doing handcrafts, traveling and flower gardens. She was a frequent contributor of articles to teaching publications. Mrs. Dale is survived by a son, Rick Dale of Belgrade Lakes, Maine; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Myrna Wetmore of Groton, Vt.; grandson, Jason D. Dale. She was predeceased by a son, James A. Dale in 1996. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 1 p.m., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Canon Gregory P. Hinton officiating. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from October 26 to November 3, 2009
WETMORE Herbert Lee
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -Thur., May 17, 1962, Pg 4
Herbert Lee Wetmore, 86, of 27 Wetmore Street, Wellsboro, died Thursday, May 10, 1962 at Blossburg Hospital. Born November 25, 1875 in Wellsboro, the son of Olmond and Desta Smith Wetmore, he was a retired carpenter. Surviving are his widow, Louella, one stepson, Wilbur Moore of Wellsboro, two nieces, one nephew and a grandson. The funeral was Saturday at the funeral home at 139 Main Street, the Rev Gordon Abrams officiating. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.
WETMORE, Job B. - Aged Civil War Veteran Died Friday Morning. Job B. Wetmore, aged 81 years, died at six o’clock last Friday morning, February 21, 1919, at his home on Wetmore street in this borough, after an illness of two weeks due to the infirmities of age. He was born October 22, 1834, on Wetmore hill, Charleston township, a son of the late Lyman and Deborah Cole Wetmore. On January 14, 1873, he married Miss Jane Elizabeth Orr, daughter of the late Thomas Orr, of Delmar, who died six years ago at the age of 99 years and six months. The marriage was solemnized in Wellsboro by the late Rev. N.L. Reynolds. Two children were born to them, one of whom, Charlotte, wife of Arthur H. Campbell, of Delmar, survives. Besides his wife and daughter, Mr. Wetmore is survived by one brother, Almon Wetmore. Mr. Wetmore was the oldest Past Master of Ossea Lodge, No. 317. F. & A.M., having been a member of the lodge for over half a century. He served for two years and seven months during the civil war as a member of Co. H, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves, as a musician and was for years one of the most active members of George Cook Post, G.A.R. For many years of his more active life he was leader of the Wellsboro Band and was during this time identified with other musical organizations of this vicinity. In politics he was for years an ardent Republican and was a staunch supporter and admirer of the late Col. Roosevelt, during his political career. He was one of Wellsboro’s oldest, best known and most respected citizens. Mr. Wetmore was among the first to enlist and left Wellsboro April 22, 1861, with the 110 members of co. H., 6th Pa. Reserves. Of these only six are now living – D.D. Holiday and James Hazlett, of Wellsboro; Almon Wetmore, of Mansfield; John Hinman, of Brooklyn, N.Y. and W. Frank Bailey and John Blanchard, now residing in Illinois. The funeral was held at the late home of the deceased Monday afternoon at two o’clock, the funeral and burial services being in charge of the Masons; interment in the Wellsboro cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 26 Feb 1919.
Wellsboro Agitator - August 14, 1969
Mrs. Rowena Wetmore Waguespack, 67, died in New Orleans, Louisiana on Tuesday, August12th following an extended illness. Mrs. Waguespack will be remembered here where she served for many years as school nurse in the Wellsboro Area Schools. She was also past Matron of the Eastern Star. Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 2 PM at the Tussey Funeral Home.
WETMORE, Thomas J. - Thomas J. Wetmore, age 88, of Wellsboro, PA, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. He was born April 16, 1929 in Abington, PA, a son of Albert and Agnes (Crichton) Wetmore. Thomas was married to Doris (Bean) Wetmore. He worked in a tile factory, as a farmer, and a milkman. He was a Sgt. in Hatfield Twp. and chief of police in New Britian Twp. in PA. . Thomas also owned a small engine repair business in Wellsboro for a number of years. He served in the National Guard and enjoyed hunting, reading, genealogy, and traveling with his wife. Thomas is survived by his wife, Doris; his 4 children and their spouses, The Rev. Cheryl L. Berner of Auburndale, FL; Mark and Teresa Wetmore of Doylestown, PA; Janet and Rainer Gehres of Wallkill, NY; Joyce and James Zentmeyer of Davisburg, MI; 7 grandchildren; Michelle, Brian, Andrew, Joshua, Peter, Thomas and Grace and 6 great grandchildren, Christopher, Cameron, Owen, Caleb, Ashley, and Lacey. He was predeceased by 2 brothers, Robert and Donald Wetmore, and 2 sisters, Jean Brooks and Margaret Morrow. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 12:30 to 1:00 PM at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 1:00 P.M. with The Rev. Barbara Collins, Bishop officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army of Tioga County, 80 Plaza Ln., Wellsboro, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, 26 April 2017
WILLARD, Alfred – Alfred Willard, aged 64 years, of Delmar, died Monday morning at 2 o’clock at the home of his brother, Ed Willard, in Delmar township. He was born in Charlestown township, April 2, 1855. His wife, nee Irene Hart, died about four years ago. Two children were born to them – Fred, of Endicott, N.Y., and Frank, who was killed in a railroad accident near Mauch Chunk about four years ago. Besides the son named, he is survived by one brother, Ed. Willard, and three grandchildren. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. M.S. Blair officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 18 June 1919.
WITHROW, Lynda H. - Lynda H. Hazelton, 76, of Wellsboro passed away at her residence after an extended illness, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Elwood L. Hazelton, whom she married on Aug. 2, 1958. Lynda was born Oct. 19, 1940, in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late Robert D. and Waneta A. (Dartt) Withrow.Lynda was a graduate of Wellsboro High School with the Class of 1958. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Lynda worked as a medical secretary for Dr. Robert Bair and Dr. Edward Hess. She was a member of the Canyon Squares and Endless Mt. Ballroom Dance Clubs in Wellsboro. Lynda loved gardening, square dancing, ballroom dancing, and traveling. She loved her children and grandchildren and her two cherished cats, Chloe and Maddie.Lynda is survived by her devoted husband of 58 years, Elwood; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa (Steve) Towne of Dover, Del., Sally (David) James of Norfolk, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Michael (Jill) Hazelton of Chambersburg; seven grandchildren, Erik (Victoria) Towne, Matthew Towne, Alyssa James, Austin James, Donovan Hazelton, Karlyn Hazelton, Bryton Hazelton; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia (Ronald) Chilson of Lakeland, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.Family and friends are invited to Lynda's Life Celebration on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral service will be at St. Paul's Episcopal Church Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Canon Gregory P. Hinton officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Lynda's name to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Pearl St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. - Mansfield Gazette, January 4, 2017
ROSE WITTIG SAMPSON, 83, of Wellsboro, went to be with the Lord who she
loved and served, on June 30, 2014 at the Williamsport Regional Hospital.
She was the wife of Robert Donald Sampson who preceded her in death Aug. 13,
2003. Irma was born April 9, 1931 in Ulster, Pa., the daughter of the late
Fred and Sarah (Fish) Wittig. She was a graduate of Mansfield University
with a BS in Music Education and a Masters in Elementary Education from
Faith Baptist Seminary, Anderson, S.C. Irma was an active member of
Tabernacle Baptist Church, Tioga, Pa., and used her musical gifts while
serving as organist or pianist in several churches during her lifetime.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Sarajean (Allen) Harmon, Taylors,
S.C.; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert (Peg) Sampson, Cedarville, Ohio and
Walter (Charlene) Sampson, Wellsboro, Pa.; sister, Jennie Locke, Horseheads,
N.Y.; grandchildren, Darrel Harmon (Libby) Greenville, S.C., Greg Harmon
(Riva), Homestead, Fla., Valerie Tieman (Luc), Maine, Robert D. Sampson,
Kettering, Ohio, David Sampson (Lyn), Jamestown, Ohio, Jeffrey Sampson
(Brittany), Xenia, Ohio, Daniel Sampson, Cedarville, Ohio, Julie Owlett
(Gilbert), Middlebury Center, Pa., Kimberly Butler (Aaron), Wellsboro, Pa.,
Matthew Sampson, Wellsboro; 12 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Friends and family are invited to Irma's Life Celebration from 1 to 3 p.m.
on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration
Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa. The service will follow at 3 p.m. with
Pastor Steven Neff officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in Irma's name to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 9
Meadow St., Tioga, PA. –Towanda Daily Review 7/1/2014