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.
Wellsboro Gazette – Thursday, February 1, 1951
Mrs. Irene Wheeler Leach, 91, a former resident of Mansfield, died last Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David Bachmann, of Dover, Del. The widow of Harvey B. Leach, she also leaves a son, Walter, of Mansfield; a sister, Mrs. Arthur Kennedy, of Wellsboro and seven grandchildren. Services were held yesterday at the Shaw and Roberts Funeral Home with the Rev. David J. Griffiths officiating. Burial in Wellsboro cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, February 7, 1951
Mrs. Irene L. Leach, formerly of Mansfield, and the widow of Harvey B. Leach died on January 27 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David B. Bachman, 400 South Bradford Street, Dover, Delaware. She had resided in Dover during her last three years of illness. She was born in Delmar Township, Tioga County, PA on February 5, 1860, the daughter of Julius and Emily Bartle Wheeler. In…. she graduated from Cook Academy at Montour Falls, New York. In November of 1886 she married Harvey B. Leach. Four children were born of this union, two of who are now surviving; Mrs. Myra Leach Bachman and Walter Leach of Mansfield. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. A. M. Keeney of Wellsboro and seven grandchildren. Mrs. Leach was a member of the Mansfield Literary Club from 1906 until she left Mansfield; she also belonged to the Wellsboro Chapter of the D A R. For many years she was very active in the Mansfield Baptist Church and other community affairs. Funeral services were held at the Shaw Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. David Griffith officiating. Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
WHEELER Julius Caesar
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Tuesday, July 31, 1883 (Obit Extract)
About one o'clock last Friday afternoon the people of this borough were shocked by the announcement that Mr. J. C. Wheeler had just been run over by a locomotive and instantly killed near his warehouse at the depot. He had been seen by many driving toward the depot only a few moments before in company with his daughter, Hattie, and the statement was hardly credited at once, but it was soon confirmed with the most shocking particulars. After riding down from dinner, Mr Wheeler sat in his office for a few moments talking with his clerk and then said that he would walk over to the depot to see about some freight which he expected on the train that arrived about that time. He stepped out upon the yard and was standing between the main track and the switch which leads to the round-house, waiting for the incoming train and exchanging a word with one and another of the workmen about the depot as they went to their duties. On the switch in front of the depot and just above where Mr. Wheeler was standing there was an engine all ready to back down to the round house. As the freight train came up the track the engine on the switch began to back slowly down the grade. Mr Wheeler was intently looking at the train and did not see the engine at his back and as the cars came up he naturally took a step backwards in front of the wheels of the tender at his back. A man standing near heard him cry out, but the fireman was on the right-hand side of the cab and neither saw nor heard him. Mr Wheeler was a large man, weighing about 265 pounds, and the wheels did not pass over his body at once but shoved him along the track a distance of ten feet or more, and then he was crushed, the wheels passing over his abdomen and completely severing his body. .... The funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon at four o'clock at the house, Rev S. F. Mathews of the Baptist Church officiating. Julius Caesar Wheeler was born at Greene, Chenango County, NY, January 17, 1831. He came to this county about twenty five years ago and for some years worked on Pine Creek for Messrs. Truman and Bowen at lumbering. Part of the time he was engaged in farming. He married Miss Emily Bartles, of Delmar, the fruit of their marriage being seven children - six daughters and one son. ....Wellsboro Cemetery
Wellsboro Gazette – July 5, 1950
Mrs. Luella Wheeler March aged 78 years, widow of J G March, who died Feb I5. 1950, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.D. Dickinson, of Geneva. N.Y. She was a charter member of the Wellsboro Chapter, DAR. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edwin W. Daley, of Bowie Texas and Mrs. Dickinson; two sisters, Mrs. A. M. Kenney, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. H. B. Leach, of Dover, Del; three grandchildren, Mrs. James Mills White of Wellsboro, and Ann Dickinson, of Geneva, and one great grandson. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home in Wellsboro, Rev. Robert W. L. Mark officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.
WHEELER –SIBYL WHEELER KESTING age 81 of York, Pa. formerly of Wellsboro, Monday, Nov. 15, 1965 in Wellsboro. Body at Johnson and Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Calling hours Wednesday evening 7 t9 8 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Bruce Porter. Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by sister, Miss Florence Wheeler of Wellsboro. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/17/1965
WHITE, Elizabeth W. Stone – Mrs. Elizabeth W. Stone died last Thursday morning in the Roosevelt Hospital in New York city, of pneumonia, after an illness of a week. She was sixty-six years of age. She was the wife of former Governor William A. Stone, of Philadelphia, now Prothonotary of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. She was a daughter of the late Robert G. White and Sarah (Bache) White, of Wellsboro. Her father was President Judge of this district from 1851 to 1871. She spent her early life in this borough and was educated here. She was a remarkable woman in many respects. She was an accomplished musician and linguist and had traveled widely and written some creditable literature on her observations and studies abroad. She was cheery and vivacious in disposition and had many warm friends. She was an excellent woman. Mrs. Stone was the mother of six children – three sons and three daughters. Two of her sons died in early youth. Her son, Lieut. John Stone, became an aviator at the beginning of the war and went to France, where he saw much active service. He was killed in his plane last January while on active duty, and his death was a crushing blow to his mother. The surviving daughters are Jean, the wife of William J. Crumpton, of New York city; Miss Margaret and Miss Isobel, both of New York. Besides her husband, she is also survived by one step-daughter, Harriet, wife of Dr. Hinckling, of Washington, D.C. and one step-son, Stephen, a lawyer in Pittsburgh; also by one brother, Mr. J. Frank White, of Elmira, who was too ill to attend the funeral here. Hon. William A. Stone was also ill in Philadelphia and unable to attend the burial service in Wellsboro. The remains were brought here last Saturday and taken directly to the Presbyterian church, where the pastor, Rev. David R. Evans, conducted the simple service. Many lifelong friends of Mrs. Stone attended to pay this last tribute to the memory of one who held the respect and good will of this community during her whole life. Wellsboro Agitator, 17 Dec. 1919
WHITE Judge Robert Gray
The Late Judge White - For the last few years the late President Judge of this district, Hon. R.G. White, has been gradually failing in health, suffering from time to time from attacks of epilepsy. About three years ago, while in his office, he fell from such an attack, sinking against a safe and dislocating his hip. From this severe injury he never fully recovered, and from that time he was seen but seldom on our streets, and relinquished almost entirely the transaction of business. For several months past, however, there had seemed to be no immediate danger of dissolution, and his death came finally as a surprise to those about him. Last Sunday he fell again on his own premises, injuring his side somewhat, and bringing on, during the night, attacks of the nature of pleurisy. These attacks were not regarded as especially dangerous, however, until about six o'clock yesterday morning [Sept. 6, 1875], when a very decided change for the worse was notices. From that time he sank peacefully away until he expired at about half-past six in the morning. He was conscious until a short time before his death. Robert Gray White was born in Northumberland county, on an island in the Susquehanna river, in January, 1807. His father died when Robert was still quite young, and his mother married again, the family removing to a point on the West Branch between Jersey Shore and Lock Haven. Here were passed the early years of the young man. He entered Jefferson College, Washington county, at a comparatively yearly age, and in due time was graduated. Having selected the bar as the field of his future labors, he entered the office of Judge Parsons, of Jersey Shore, and began his legal studies. He afterward read law for a time at Pittsburgh and afterwards with Judge Shippen at Meadville. His preparatory studies completed, he came to Wellsboro late in the year 1829, and immediately entered upon the practice of his profession. The young attorney was at once recognized as an able member of the profession, and his name and fame have from that time been most ....... associated with the political and business history of the county. He was the delegate from this district - then consisting, we believe, of Tioga and Potter counties - to the Convention which framed the State Constitution of 1838, and discharged the duties of that office with marked ability. He was County Treasurer in 1842 and 3, showing himself in that post a faithful and accurate public servant. In 1851 he was elected President Judge of this judicial district, and was re-elected in 1861, holding the office for a term of twenty years. In this position he was held in high honor by the bench and bar of the State, being recognized as a sound lawyer and an upright, impartial, and judicious judge. In regard to his career in this office we cannot do better than to re-produce the words of a member of our bar which appeared in these columns on the occasion of Judge White's retirement from the bench in 1871: " As a lawyer, he was characterized for the care and research which he gave to the preparation of his cases, and for scrupulous fidelity to court and client. His opinions as a counselor were carefully and deliberately given; and when the case required it, only after careful examination and weighing of authorities, and as a consequence, were seldom erroneous." Judge White was, during all his active life, one of the most influential and most respected citizens of this borough and county. Public-spirited and generous, his purse and voice were always at the service of every measure calculated to advance the interests of the people. He was a liberal and devoted friend, never hesitating to hazard his own fortunes in attempting to advance those of others, and he again and again suffered severe losses of property from this cause. In his social relations he was, notwithstanding a natural diffidence, a most companionable and genial man. Living, he was a good and valued citizen and an upright judge; dying, he has left his family the rich inheritance of a spotless name and fame. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 7, 1875, p.2
WHITING Delos S
Wellsboro Gazette – January 8, 1986
Delos S. Whiting; age 84, a resident of Broad Acres Nursing Home at Wellsboro, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1986 at the nursing home. He was born Apr. 10, 1901 at Maple Hill, the son of Delos A. and Stella Moore Whiting. He was a retired mechanic. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Bockus Whiting, who died June 12, 1985. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Beverly Mason and Mrs. Darlene Holliday, both of RD.4, Wellsboro, and Mrs. Joyce Smith of Pasadena, Texas; three sons, Stuart, of RD3, Wellsboro, Richard of Adelanto, California, John of Tioga; 20 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Janet Beahm officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Green Free Library at Wellsboro.
WHITNEY HARRY RANSOM
Harry Ransom Whitney died early Tuesday evening at the Wilkinson Nursing Home on Queen Street, following several years of illness. During the passing years he had been a patient at the hospital here, at the Veteran's Hospital at Buffalo and at Robert Packer Hospital at Sayre. Throughout his long illness his wife Minnie Suhr Whitney, had been his faithful companion. Born at Crooked Creek on June 29, 1878, he was the son of Victor and Lenna West Whitney. A life long Wellsboro resident, he was a Spanish War veteran, a Presbyterian and a member of the Edson Catlin Post, Spanish War Veterans. For many years before his retirement he was employed at the Tioga County Savings and Trust Company. Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Louise, now Mrs. Edmund Bell, of Binghamton and Mary, Mrs. Ernest Harris, of Rochester; two grandchildren, John and Robert Harris, of Rochester and one sister, Mrs. George Pierce of Corning. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, the Rev. Robert W. L. Mark officiating. Burial in Wellsboro cemetery, where the VFW will be in charge of military services.
WHITTENDALE – Roland Wittendale, Sr., 78, died Sunday, July 23, 2006. Roland was born in Camden, NJ and was a resident of Moorestown since 1967. He was superintendent for Price Builders for 40 years and proudly served his county in the Army during the Korean War. Roland enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodcarving. He was beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (nee Taynton), dear father of Linda Whittendale, Roland (Jim) Whittendale, Jr., and his wife, Diane; all of Moorestown; grandfather of Christa, Tim, Ashley and Matt. Also surviving are several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Roland’s Life Celebration on Friday, July 28 from 10 to 11:00 AM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Burial will follow at Wellsboro Cemetery with Rev. Gregory Hinton officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Moorestown, Pleasant Valley Road and Camden Ave., Moorestown, NJ 08057. – Mansfield Gazette, 26 July 2006, p.6A
WILCOX - BASIL LYNN WILCOX
Basil Lynn Wilcox, 59, of 18 1/2 Meade Street, Wellsboro, died Monday afternoon, January 9, 1956 in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Born June 22, 1896, in Delmar Township, he was the son of Wellie W. and Anna Quimby Wilcox. He was a member of the Wellsboro Presbyterian Church, a veteran of World War 1, past commander of the W. Earle Champaign Post, American Legion, a member of Ossea Lodge No. 317, F. and A. M., the Coudersport Consistory and Irem Shrine Temple of Wilkes-Barre. He had been an employee of the Wellsboro Electric Co. for 16 years. At the time of his death he was plant foreman. Surviving are his wife, the former Mildred Dartt; one sister, Mrs. Addie W. Callahan, Wellsboro, and one brother, Quimby W. Wilcox, Ithaca, N.Y. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Presbyterian Church with his pastor, the Rev. Robert W. L. Mark, officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Masonic services were held Wednesday at the funeral home, 139 Main Street.
WILCOX CAROL JOYCE DELONG
Carol Joyce, Age 55, of Mansfield, PA, died Friday, August 17, 2007, at her home. Carol was born on March 28, 1952 in Wellsboro, PA, a daughter of Dorsey and Frances Alberta (VanOrder) Brown Wilcox. Carol is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Wade and Karen DeLong of Holiday, PA, Matthew (fiancee, Jubelyn) DeLong of Wellsboro, PA, Benjamin DeLong of Wellsboro, PA; a daughter, Amanda (fiance, Tony Stitely) DeLong of Arnot, PA; two grandchildren, Ian Hulbert and Kadence Stitely; six sisters, Anna Rose Huddleston of GA, Shirley Joan (Colie) Smith of Tioga, PA, Janet May Packer of Troy, PA, Darlene Alberta (Allen) Hannon of Virginia, Phyllis Jean (John) Zimmers of Middlebury, PA, Margaret Ann (Hugh) Blalock of Texas. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Leslie Lee, Norman, Dorsey Brown Jr. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, August 22, 2007, from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Donations may be made in Carol's name to the American Diabetes Assoc., PO Box 1833, Merrifield, VA 22116-8033. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/19/2007.
Frances A. Age 87, of Wellsboro, PA, diedon Thursday, May 5, 2005, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Family and friends are invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home Inc., 130 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA, on Tuesday, May 10, 2005, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held immediately following visitation at 2:00 p.m. with the Reverend Glen Landis of the New Life Church of Canton, PA. Interment will be held at Wellsboro Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Scureman Funeral Home Inc., 130 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA.
WILCOX Hazel I. (Wilcox) Baltzley
Hazel I. (Wilcox) Baltzley, 91, of Wellsboro, died on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. She was born on April 24, 1921, in Wellsboro, a daughter of the late Harry and Irene (Klouse) Wilcox. She was the wife of the late Robert Baltzley. Hazel was a LPN at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital for 18 years and attended the Dexter Baptist Church. Hazel is survived by a daughter, Sandra Scolari of Wellsboro; daughter-in-law, Janet Baltzley of Wellsboro; grandchildren, Nathan Scolari, Anthony Scolari, Peter and Heidi Scolari, Christopher and Valerie Baltzley, Eric Baltzley; and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Ronald Baltzley. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m., at the Dexter Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Wellsboro Gazette – October 23, 2012
WILCOX – John E. Wilcox – After an extended but courageous battle with spinocerebellar ataxia and cancer, lifetime Wellsboro resident, John E. Wilcox “Jack” “Ears”, 84, became a Yankee fan in Heaven on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007 at his home. Jack was born on July 14, 1922 to the late Claude and Martha Miller Wilcox. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of the 10th Armored Division. He was the husband of the late Lois Stilwell Wilcox who predeceased him on Nov. 22, 1986. The loving and supportive family that survive are: his daughter, Susan Bronson of Wellsboro and her family Dr.’s Shane and Tamara Bronson and daughter, Ella of Harrisburg; Alison, Erik, Payton and MacKenna Gundersen of Wellsboro; son, Scott and his family, Suzanne Wilcox of Wellsboro, Brian Wilcox and Kristin Wilcox of Lancaster; son, Terry and his family Par and Kyle Wilcox of Wellsboro; siblings, Marie Hubba of Wellsboro, Richard Wilcox of Pinellas Park, Fla. He was predeceased by siblings, Claudia Woodson, Orson Wilcox and Fredrick Wilcox. Also surviving are in-laws: Roena Wilcox of Corning, NY, Leslie Evans of Mansfield, Arthur Stilwell of Painted Post, NY, Dr. Merle and Eleanor Stilwell of Indiana, PA, Donald and Joanne Stilwell of Millerton, Bryce and Ninita Jones of Millerton. Predeceased by sister-in-law, Winifred Wilcox, Clarice Evans and Mary Ann Stilwell and brothers-in-law, John Hubba and Stuart Woodson. He is also predeceased and survived by many nieces and nephews. All will remember Jack as being a sports enthusiast and a diehard YANKEE Fan. He was inducted into the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame in May of 2003 for his contribution as a coach and sports contributor for the Wellsboro Gazette and the Elmira Star Gazette. In the prime of his life Jack coached and umpired Little League Baseball, Small Fry Football and refereed high school basketball. All that knew him on the sidelines know he’d NEVER walk away from a heated discussion. He was also a volunteer member of the Wellsboro Fire and Ambulance Association. In the years following the diagnosis of ataxia, Jack passed his time by his interest in horticulture, caning chairs, and taking trips around the neighborhood on his riding lawn mower. He loved long rides in the canyon and reminiscing. For many years Jack was employed by Garrison’s Men Shop and the United States Postal Service, until his disability made it too difficult to work. As his legacy lives on in the contributions he made to every life he touched, we ask you, our family and friends, to help us celebrate his life by joining us with calling hours at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, with a Memorial Service at 1 p.m. Officiant will be Sherri Butters. There will be a private committal service at the Wellsboro Cemetery where he’ll make his final resting-place beside his beloved Lois. In Jack’s Memory those wishing may make a contribution to The National Ataxia Foundation, 2600 Fernbrook Lane, Suite 119, Minneapolis, Minn. 55447-4752 or Laural Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901 – Mansfield Gazette, 11 April 2007
WILCOX, William Clark – William Clark Wilcox, aged six months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Wilcox, died Friday morning, Sept. 19, of cholera infantum. The funeral was held Sunday, Rev. M.S. Blair officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator, 24 September 1919
WILDERMUTH Bruce C. Wildermuth, Sr.
83, of Monkey Run Road, Middlebury Center, died Friday, March 11, 2011, at his home. Bruce was born Jan. 20, 1928, in Auburn, the son of the late Charles Lucian and Mabel May Schwenk Wildermuth. He was a retired wire drawer for HK Porter Manufacturing and Lucert Company Manufacturing. Bruce enjoyed hunting, fishing, and four-wheeling with his dog. He was an Army veteran serving during World War II. He is survived by the love of his life, Helen Bayles of Middlebury Center; wife, Emma Wildermuth of Upper Chi Chester; son, Bruce C. Wildermuth of Upper Chi Chester; daughter, Darene Hazel (William), of Wilmington, Del.; sister, Shirley Carroll of Downingtown; brothers, Larry Wildermuth of Lakeland, Fla., Russell Wildermuth of Montross, Va.; and grandson, Glenn Hazel (Carrie) of Wilmington, Del. Friends and family are invited to Bruce's Life Celebration on Thursday, March 17, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. A VFW service will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to the Disabled Veterans Association. Wellsboro Gazette – March 13, 2011
WILEY, Erma - Erma L. (Wiley) Hotchkiss, age 87, of Wellsboro, PA, went to be with her Lord on Friday, June 17, 2016. She was born on February 22, 1929 in Lancaster, PA a daughter of the late Jackson Ross and Grace E. (Kilgore) Wiley and was married for 53 years to the late Maurice R. Hotchkiss who passed away on April 3, 2003. Erma was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro and had worked as the Wellsboro elementary school nurse for 24 years. She was devoted to her family and her church. Erma is survived by a daughter and son-in-law: Jane and Denny Henkiel of Wellsboro, PA, two sons and daughters-in-law: Mike and Amy Hotchkiss of Wellsboro, PA, Bob Hotchkiss and Margaret Lonadier of Harrison, AR, sister: Mary Webster Clark of Wellsboro, PA, stepsister/friend: Bonnie Kyovski of Nelson, PA, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A private family graveside service will be held at the Wellsboro Cemetery. A public memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro with Rev. Michael Birbeck officiating. To honor her memory, it was Erma's wish that you would perform an act of kindness for someone else. - Mansfield Gazette, June 22, 2016
WILLARD, Alfred - Alfred Willard, aged 54 years, of Delmar, died Monday morning at 2 o’clock at the home of his brother, Ed. Willard, in Belmar township. He was born in Charleston 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, 19 June 1919
WILLARD – Rex E. Willard, 64, of Brown Road, Wellsboro, died Aug. 28, 2007 at Robert Packer Memorial Hospital, Sayre. Rex was born June 13, 1943 in Blossburg, the son of Esther Brown Willard and the late Rex E. Willard, Sr. He was a machine operator for Corning Glass Manufacturing. Rex was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the Wellsboro Moose #147, Wellsboro Veterans Club, Sons of American Legion, Lewisburg, and was a devoted companion to his cat, George. Surviving are his mother, Esther Willard of Wellsboro; sister, Glenda Willard Strong of Wellsboro; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends and family are invited to Rex’s Life Celebration on Thursday, Aug. 30 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gregory Hinton officiating. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery. – Mansfield Gazette, 29 Aug. 2007
WILLIAMS - Elwyn Curtis Williams, 33, of Wellsboro, died December 20, 1962 at the Shamokin state Hospital. He was born May 15, 1929 in Wellsboro, the son of David and Winifred Drew Williams. Surviving besides his parents are: one sister, Mrs. Andrew Scontrino of Wellsboro; one brother, Robert Williams of Andover, Mass.; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Stella Drew of Wellsboro. Funeral services were held at the Kuhl Funeral Home Sunday, December 23, at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Bruce Porter officiated. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 27, 1962
WILLIAMS George C.
Age 91, of Waln Street, Wellsboro, PA, died July 29, 2007 at Geisinger Hospital. He was the husband of Nancy Chisler Williams, who preceded him in death. George was born May 10, 1916 in Wellsboro, PA, the son of the late Joseph Horton and Frances Sarah Lebling Williams. He was a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and received a Bachelor's Degree from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. He received his law degree from The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (Penn Law) and spent his lengthy career as an Attorney. George was a member of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Vestry and served in many capacities in the Diocese, most recently as a member of the Ecclesiastical Court. He was a 57 year member of the Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of the Coudersport Blue Lodge, the Tyoga Country Club, and a life member of Grays Run Club. He was a member of the Tioga County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations and served on the Boards of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, the Green Home, Citizens and Northern Bank, the Tioga Lumber Company, and the Tioga County Historical Society among others. Recently he was an enthusiastic member of Acting Up. George was an avid golfer and founded the Seniors Invitational Golf Tournament at the Tyoga Country Club. He also enjoyed fishing and horses. George was a Lt. Cmdr. in the Navy, serving in the Pacific during World War II. Surviving are sons, Joseph (Jeannie) Williams of Cape Cod, and Caleb (Billie) Williams of Wellsboro; daughter, Amy Tabor Williams Butler of New York; five granddaughters, three great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to George's Life Celebration on Wednesday, August 1, 2007, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral service on Thursday, August 2, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Pearl Street, Wellsboro, PA, with Rev. A.J. van den Blink officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be sent in George's memory to his current project, The Deane Center for Performing Arts. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/1/2007.
Wellsboro Agitator - November 24,1955
Liberty – MRS. MARGARET CRIST, 40, died Friday afternoon, Nov.11,1955 at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of BUSTER CRIST of Morris RD 1 and with her husband owned and operated the Crist Motel. She was born in Clearfield County, July 30,1915, the daughter of Richard and Maude Wise Williams. Her mother survives and lives in Williamsport. Other survivors are sisters: Mrs Grace Reed and Mrs. Shirley Rosell of Williamsport and Mrs. Annabelle Arnot of Arizona; one brother, Ray Williams of Williamsport. Funeral services were held Monday at the Funeral Home, 126 Main St. with the Rev. David Bailey of Liberty Evangelical Church. Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery. Submitted by: George and Peg Boyce firstname.lastname@example.org
WILLIAMS - Sarah Williams Dartt, widow of Albert P. Dartt, died Friday morning at 6:30 o'clock at her home on West avenue following a several months illness. The immediate cause of her death was heart trouble. Born at Wellsboro Feburary 7, 1868, she was the daughter of Cornelia and Oren Williams. On March 20, 1895 she was married to Albert P. Dartt, prominent member and co-founder of the Dartt Auto Company. Mr. Dartt died in 1923 To them was born one daughter Florence (Mrs. Becker), of Watsontown, who survives. Mrs. Dartt was a charter member of the Big Bridge Club , an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and many other civic organizations. Her interest in life was keen and her influence in enterprises for the betterment of Wellsboro was always felt in a substantial way. Cheery and brave under adverse circumstances, kindly in nature, sympathetic and loyal as a friend and neighbor, generous to those in need, she will be missed keenly by a wide circle of friends. Would that it were possible through the medium of the printed word to pay fitting tribute to this splendid woman. During her last illness, which began while she was visiting her daughter in Watsontown, she has been cared for by Mrs. Becker, who has been here for the past week to be with her mother. Besides the daughter mentioned. she is survived by a grandson Dartt Becker of Watsontown; one sister Mrs. W. R. Cameron, and one brother F. C. Williams. Both of Wellsboro. Funeral services were held at the family home Sunday afternoon with Rev. O. G. Cocks, pastor of the Presbyterian church, of which Mrs. Dartt was a contributing member, officiating. Burial in the family plot at the Wellsboro Cemetery. (Wellsboro Gazette 23 Jun 1938) Respectfully Submitted Charles Swasey
WILLISTON –MRS. CARRIE WILLISTON SPAULDING, 82, of Wellsboro, Monday, Feb. 22, 1943, 2 p.m. at home after a long illness. No near survivors. Funeral at home Thursday, 2 p.m. Rev. Albert Read. Wellsboro Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/23/1943
WILSON - McMICHAEL, Louise R.
Age 86, formerly of Pinnacle Towers, Wellsboro, PA, died May 17, 2007 at The Green Home. She was the wife of the late Charles B. McMichael who died February 13, 1990. Louise was born July 3, 1920 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Ralph E. and Florence Pope Wilson. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church. Louise was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed quilting, needlepoint, cooking and canning. Surviving are daughter, Carolyn F. McMichael, Muncy, PA; sons, C. Douglas McMichael, and his wife, Carol, and James A. McMichael, and his wife, Vaudine, both of Wellsboro, PA; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Friends and family are invited to Louise's Life Celebration on Saturday, May 19, 2007, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 12:00 Noon with Rev. Jeffrey McCleary officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Family will provide flowers. If desired, memorials may be made in her memory to the Wellsboro Shared Home, 27 Bacon Street, Wellsboro, PA 1690l, or to the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro, 25 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901.
WILSON – Mr. Smith Wilson, aged nearly 78 died of Bright’s disease about 1 o’clock Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Grubb, of Niagara Falls, NY, with whom he, with his wife, had been spending the winter. He was born in Liberty township, July 21, 1827, and for many years was a well-known and prosperous Delmar farmer. Several years ago he retired from business and came to Wellsboro, where he spent the remainder of his life. Mr. Wilson was an upright, conscientious Christian gentleman, although he never united with any church. He was respected and esteemed by all who knew him, and his friends were numerous. On December 28, 1849, Mr. Wilson married Miss Priscilla Ostrum, of Liberty township, who survives him, and eleven children were born to them. He is survived, besides his wife and the daughter already mentioned, by the following daughters: Mrs. Georgia Flaitz, Mrs. Orin Field, Mrs. Andrew Forsythe and Mrs. Wilbur Field, of this borough; Mrs. William Sheen of New York City; Mrs. Henry Fries, fo Puyallu[, Wash., and Mrs. Nettie Harding, of Elmira, NY. He is survived also by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Charles Wilson of Nauvoo; Mrs. Ralph Brooks of Delmar; Mrs. Martha Lloyd of Morris; and Mrs. Margaret Comstock of Lloyd. The late Mrs. Sarah Benjamin of Delmar, was also a sister of Mr. Wilson. Funeral services were held at this late home yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. A.C. Shaw, D.D., officiating. Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, 22 March 1905
WILSON - Tracy Loren Wilson, 76, of Albany, NY, formerly of Wellsboro, died Thursday, December 20, 1962 at Albany. He was born March 15, 1886 in Wellsboro, the son of Frank H. and Jessie Knowlton Wilson. He was a member of the Stonyfork Baptist Church and a retired farmer. Survived by his widow: Harriette Fowler Wilson; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Bangert and Mrs. Richard E. Kern of Albany; two sons, Jesse F. Wilson of Erin, NY; and ten grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home Monday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Silas Gearhart, officiated. Burial was in Wellsboro cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 27, 1962 [Note - second son from 1930 census - Hubert]
WOOD - GEROW, Dorothy
Age 85, formerly of Corning, NY and Wellsboro, PA died October 9, 2009, at the Cornerstone Hospice House in Travares, FL. She was born on February 22, 1924 in Cleveland, OH, the daughter of the late Frank H. and Bertha Schwed Wood. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School in Wellsboro, PA. Dorothy and Frank D. Gerow were married September 13, 1941 in Wellsboro, PA. He predeceased her March 6, 2006. She was employed for many years as a bookkeeper with the Railway Express Agency in Wellsboro and also with Decker Construction Corp. in Elmira, NY. Dorothy was very active in her church. While a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsboro, she held the position of president of the Ladies Guild. She was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church and Ladies Guild of Corning, NY. She also assisted as a pianist and organist for church services. Dorothy enjoyed the outdoors, motorcycling, camping and was a member of the Grand Canyon Camping Club. She loved doing crafts and shared her talents and creations with family and friends. Surviving are her daughters and daughter-in-law, Nancy (Hartley) Cloos of Ocala, FL, Barbara (John) McLaughlin of Hornby, NY, and Barbara S. Gerow of Lancaster, PA. A son, Frank M. Gerow, predeceased her. Also survived by eight grandchildren, Chadwick Cloos, Catherine Belcher, Rebecca Rhoden, Samantha Kagy, Christine Walter, Linda Gerow, Kerry McLaughlin and Erin McLaughlin; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Jean (Dewey) Jenson-Bond of Great Falls, VA. One niece, Johanna Santi of Tarzana, CA. Services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Dorothy's name to the Faith Lutheran Church, 71 W. First St., Corning, NY 14830; or to Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, Inc., 2445 Lane Park Rd., Tavares, FL 32778-9915. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY 14830. Published in Star-Gazette on October 28, 2009
WOOD, Elizabeth – Elizabeth, the five-years-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Wood died Monday morning at six o’clock at her home, corner of Meade and Grant streets, after an illness since Aug. 20, of infantile paralysis. She is survived by her parents, one brother and three sisters – Leslie H. Wood and Velma Wood, of Wellsboro; Mrs. A.R. Johnson, of dexter, Pa., and Mrs. Lee W. Merrick of Painted Post, N.Y. Interment in the Wellsboro cemetery yesterday morning. Wellsboro Agitator, 10 September 1919.
Mr. Harvey Wood
Distressing Casualty!--Our little community was overcast, with gloom, at noon of Friday last, on receipt of the startling intelligence that Mr. Harvey Wood, one of our most respected citizens, had perished by the frightful accident to the Night Express on the Erie Road the night previous. We publish the Tribune’s account of the accident in another place, and need not here enter into details. On receipt of the dispatch, Mr. Henry Wood, son of the deceased, accompanied by Mr. Wm. T. Mathers, immediately set out to recover the body, lying at Port Jervis. They returned with the remains on Saturday at noon, and the funeral, from prudential reasons, took place in the evening, following. In the death of Mr. Wood, our community has lost one of its most honorable and upright members, and the world a strictly honest man. His suddenly bereaved family have suffered still greater loss in his death. He was a husband and a father in the very best sense of those sacred relations, and the even tenor of his domestic relations, was the subject of frequent remark among those who knew him well. Words cannot heat the heart bereaved of such a husband, nor can they comfort the hearts of children bereaved of such a father. Time and a firm trust in the Strong Arm which encircles all, from the greatest to the least, alone can accustom the stricken family to the vacant chair in the home circle. Mr. Wood came among us something more than a year ago to reside permanently. He was a native of Worcester county, Mass., and removed hither from the town of Webster, in that county. He was returning from a business visit to that place when this sudden and dreadful death overtook him. It is enough to say that those who knew him best will miss him most. He was about 44 years of age. It is probable that this catastrophe resulted from carelessness on the part some person or persons connected with the train; but we have no expectation that any investigation will make this appear. Five persons are hurried from life without a moment’s warning and half a hundred more maimed and mangled, and “nobody’s to blame.” (Thursday, July 22, 1858, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
John O. Wood
John O. Wood, 85, of Mansfield RD 1, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 1974, at his home. He was born in Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y., on Oct. 17, 1889, a son of John and Ellen Oswaldt Wood. Mr. Wood was a veteran of World War I. He was a member of the Austin Cox American Legion Post. He was a retired carpenter and farmer. Surviving are his wife, the former Ursel Gorton; a son, Gorton, of Slatersville Springs, N.Y., five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 14 at the Kuhl Funeral Home. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Hassinger, pastor of the Mainesburg United Methodist Church officiated.
WOOD Lillian - MRS. ABEL R. JOHNSON
Mrs. Lillian W. Johnson, 84, wife of Abel R. Johnson, of 11 Sherwood Street, Wellsboro, died Friday, Oct. 5, 1973, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born May 14, 1889, in Watrous, a daughter of Richard and Emma Clark Wood. She and her husband observed their 60th wedding anniversary on June 25. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church and its Women’s Society of Christian Service and Philathea Class. She was also a member of the Wednesday Morning Musicales. Mrs. Johnson was retired as a private music instructor. Surviving, besides her husband, are a sister, Mrs. Velma Makin, of Wellsboro, and a brother, Leslie Wood, of Lantana, Fla. The funeral was held on Monday in the church. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. William A. Snyder, her pastor, officiated.
WOOD Richard A. Wood
Richard A. Wood, 93, of Wellsboro, died Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Carleton Senior Care. Richard was born Sept. 1, 1917, in Blossburg, the son of the late Leslie and Effie Sheen Wood. He was a retired construction engineer and a United States Army veteran serving during World War II. Surviving are daughters, Connie Jones of Babson Park, Fla., Linda (Keith) Everett of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; son, Robert Wood of Burnsville, N.C.; step-son, Alfred (Rudy) Ames of Cameron, N.Y.; step-daughters, Jean (Tom) Witherow of Chambersburg, Joan (Rodney) Easton ofGenesee; special niece, Mary Kay Knowlton; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Bernice (Brown) Wood; his second wife, Marjorie Bohart Wood and son, Richard Wood. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be made in his memory to Carleton Senior Care, 10 West Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Wellsboro Gazette – March 19, 2011
WOOD Susan P
Wellsboro Agitator - August 30, 1916
Mrs. George 0 Derby died at her home on Central avenue last Thursday morning, aged 78 years, four weeks after a shock of paralysis. She had previously enjoyed remarkably good health during all her years of a useful life. Her husband died in December, 1912, at the age of 80 years. Mrs. Derby's maiden name was Susan P. Wood and she was born in Webster, Mass., August 2, 1838. In 1836 she was married and the young couple came to Wellsboro, where they resided nearly sixty years. To them were born three children—George H Derby, of Wellsboro; Edward H. Derby, of Williamsport, and Mrs.Ada Farnsworth, of Bradford, all of whom survive. Mrs. Derby was a woman of superior intelligence, marked dignity and sound judgment, Her tastes were domestic and her whole married life was happy and useful. She was a kind-hearted neighbor and a loyal friend, faithful in life's duties and .always having the respect and esteem of all who. knew her. The funeral was held at the family residence on Saturdav afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. A. C Shaw, D.D , conducting the service.
B. CLIFFORD WOOLSEY
Barnes Clifford Woolsey, age 63, died Monday, October 8, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. He was born in Albany Township, Bradford County, Pa on December 30, 1910, the son of Henry and Rose Barnes Woolsey. He was married to Doris Ludlam of Wellsboro in 1932. During his early residence in Wellsboro, Mr. Woolsey was manager of the US Employment Service until 1942, when he took the position as administrator of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. He recently was awarded his 30 year pin for hospital administration. Mr. Woolsey was actively involved in hospital affairs through the years and took part in several building projects involving the hospital. He was a lifetime member of the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania. Mr. Woolsey also had a lifetime interest in scouting. He began his career in Scouting as a boy, being a lone scout for 7 years. He was also a member of the General Sullivan Executive Board, served as the District Commissioner of the Canyon County District, and was the Council Scout Commissioner. Mr. Woolsey received the Order of the Arrow and the Silver Beaver, the highest award that can be made to any local council scouter. For many years, Mr. Woolsey served as a teacher in the Wellsboro Baptist Church. He was a member of the Wellsboro Joint School Board, Assistant Director of the Civil Defense, a member of the Masons, served on the Cancer Society Board, and Red Cross Board, the Morris Rod and Gun Club, and the Allegeny Sportsmen's Association. Survivors besides his wife, Doris, include two daughers, Linda Woolsey and Mrs. Bela Vamos (Karen); 1 sister, Mrs. Harold Dibble, of Towanda and 1 brother, Dr. G. Arthur Woolsey of Lakeland, Florida and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials may be directed to the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital or the General Sullivan Council for Scouting. Funeral services were held at 3:30 pm on October 10th at the Tussey Funeral Home. Pastor Darris Houser of Towanda officiated. Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
WYLIE - Mrs. Margaret Wylie Shearer, aged about 74 years, widow of the late Dr. J.H. Shearer, of Wellsboro, who died December 12, 1898, died of heart disease early yesterday morning, at the Elmira Sanitarium, where she had been for the past two or three weeks. Mrs. Shearer had been in poor health for a number of years and a short time ago went to Elmira, hoping that the treatment in the sanitarium there would benefit her. She seemed to be improving, but the end came suddenly and unexpectedly. A nurse visited her about two o'clock yesterday morning, when Mrs. Shearer seemed to be as usual, but on her next round the nurse found her dead. Mrs. Shearer was born in Rutland township and had resided in Wellsboro for nearly a half-century. She was married to Dr. Shearer in November 1880, about two years after the death of his first wife. Two sisters, Mrs. Watt W. Webb of Kansas City, Missouri, and Mrs. C.J. Norton, of Larned, Kansas, survive her, besides her stepson, William L. Shearer, Esq., of Wellsboro and two nieces, Mrs. Mary Whipple of Ralston, and Miss Margaret W. Soper, of Elmira. The remains will be brought to Wellsboro this noon and funeral services will be held in the Presbyterian church at 4 o'clock. Rev. Shaw, D.D., will officiate, and the interment will be made in the family plot in the Wellsboro cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, 2 August 1911, p1
YAHN - Mrs. Emma Yahn Etner, age 102 died at her home on Wetmore Hill on Tuesday, December 21. She was the widow of John [Gus] Etner who died in 1930. She was the oldest Wellsboro area resident and one of the oldest in the Commonwealth. Mrs. Etner, a petite woman who maintained a keen interest in the world around her was asked many times what was responsible for her good health, and she would answer simply that she "couldn't figure it out, but guess she had just lived right." She was born April 24, 1869 at 69 West Avenue, Wellsboro, being the daughter of Charles and Mary Suhr Yahn. Her father died at the age of 30. She had one sister, May, and two brothers, Charles and Fred, all deceased. At the age of sixteen she and her sister opened a millinery and variety store on Main Street, in the location of the present Dunham store. They operated this store for many years. She was the oldest member of the Presbyterian Church, having joined in 1890. She was also a Past Noble Grand of the Rebekah Lodge and a member of the Francelia Club. Among her treasurers was a tin type of her father in his Civil War uniform and two diaries kept by him during that era. Mrs. Etner resided for about 75 years on Hastings Street until three years ago when he and her daughter Carolyn, moved into their new home on Wetmore Hill. She enjoyed being outdoors and working among her flowers. Another pleasure was her cottage "Fernwood" at Rexford where she spent many enjoyable days. Her mind and interests remained keen until a few days before her death and even then she recited and explained some German prayers to her Pastor Rev. Blair Moffett which she had learned from her grandparents. She is survived by two daughter, Miss Carolyn Etner, Mrs. Leah Brewer, two sons, Richard and Morrell, all of Wellsboro, six grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and two great great-grandchildren. Two children Mary and Harry are deceased. Funeral services were held Friday, December 24 at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro with the Rev. Blair Moffett and Richard M. Etner, her grandson, officiating. Burial was in the Wellsboro Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 30, 1971 24 April 1869 - 21 Dec. 1971 Centenarian
YAHN - MRS. ETHEL Y. BROWN
The funeral and burial were Monday for Mrs. Ethel Yahn Brown, 78, of 64 East Avenue, who died Friday, Jan. 25, 1974, at her home. She was born at Wellsboro on Dec. 13, 1895, a daughter of Luther and Elizabeth Schneider Yahn. Mrs. Brown was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She was a retired employe of the Corning Glass Works. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bernice Wood, of Hallandale, Fla., and Mrs. Dorothy Milhollen and Mrs. Betty Mulford, both of Wellsboro; a son, Robert, of Wellsboro; a sister, Mrs. Mildred Roberts, of East Aurora, NY, 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The Rev. Roger Patton, her pastor, officiated. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery.
ANDREW M. YOGGY SR.
Andrew M. Yoggy Sr., 78, of Palmetto, Fla., formerly of Wellsboro, died Saturday, July 28, 1973, in the Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla. He was born March 28, 1895 in Ridgway, a son of Andrew and Madeline Metzenar Yoggy. Mr. Yoggy was a member of the First Baptist Church, of which he was formerly a deacon and a trustee. He was a retired insurance agent and a former justice of the peace. Surviving are his wife, the former Rosella Ingerick; two daughters, Mrs. Allyne Kauffman, of Apalachin, NY, and Mrs. Carolyn Makely, of Rochester, NY; a son, the Rev. Andrew M. Yoggy Jr., of Long Island, NY; three three brothers, Jack, of Binghamton, NY, George, of Johnson City, NY, and Albert, of Elmira, NY; a sister, Mrs. Joseph Crooks of Penn Yan, NY and six grandchildren. The funeral was held Wednesday at Tussey's Funeral Home, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. S. Wade Stewart, his pastor, officiated.
YOUMANS –IVAH Y. DEANE age 97 died October 24, 2002 at the Green Home. She was born April 1, 1905 the daughter of the late Mark A. and Edna Frost Youmans. Born and grew up in the Mansfield area, she graduated from Mansfield High School and Mansfield Normal (now Mansfield University) and taught for three years in Covington High School. She married Harold A. Deane August 1929 and lived in Wellsboro and was a part time employee for the Green free Library for several years. In 1941 she moved to Rochester, NY and became engaged as Research Librarian for the General dynamics Corporation. Upon retirement in 1963 she came back to Wellsboro and occupied the old Deane homestead. Ivah was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro Art Club, Friday Club, Tioga County Historical Society and Friends of the Laurels, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold and a brother, Raymond Youmans. Survived by sister-in-law, Eileen Youmans and three nieces, Mrs. Carlyle Woodward (Barbara), Florida, Mrs. William Taylor (Phyllis), Elmira, NY and Charles Schmidt (Sharon), Maryland; grand-niece, Mrs. Robert (Carla) Jungquist; several great-nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pa. with Rev. Dr. Robert K. Greer officiating. Family will furnish flowers. Memorials may be contributed to the Green Free Library, 134 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pa. or the Tioga County Historical Society, 120 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pa. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a “Life Celebration Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pa. –Elmira Star Gazette
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, December 8, 1943
Walter Youmans, aged 70 years, formerly of Wellsboro, died at his home in Endicott, NY, Sunday, Dec. 5. He is survived by his widow; 2 daughters, Mrs. Albert Shaff and Mrs. Rupert Clark; 2 sons: Lloyd and Linden, all of Endicott; and 2 brothers, Herbert of Charleston and Fred of Covington. The funeral will be held Wednesday and burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
YOUMANS - Walter Youmans, 70, of Endicott R.D. 1, died at his home Saturday at 9:20 p.m. after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nina J. Youmans; two daughters, Mrs. Albert Schaff of Apalachin and Mrs. Rupert Clark of Vestal; two sons, Lloyd Youmans of Vestal and Linden Youmans of Niagara Falls; two step-daughters, Mrs. Casper Davidson and Mrs. Donald Nichols, both of Endicott R.D. 1; two step-sons, Ashley Short of Endicott R.D. 1 and Wesley Short of Apalachin; 12 grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Youmans of Covington, Pa., and Herbert Youmans of Los Angeles, Cal., and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Youmans was a member of First Church of Christ. The body was removed to the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street. [Source: Binghamton Press/Sun Bulletin, published Mon., Dec. 6, 1943, pg. 18]
ALLEN T. YOUNG
Allen Thomas Young, 58, of Wellsboro RD 1, died Friday, March 30, 1973, in Wellsboro, following a protracted illness. He was born May 15, 1914, in Antrim, a son of Allen K. and Alice Maude Smith Young. Mr. Young was a member of the Antrim Baptist Church. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Marjorie Bizila, of Sayre. The funeral was held on Sunday at Tussey's, 139 Main St. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. George Niles, his pastor, officiated.
MRS.GRACE YOUNG ROY, 95 of 27 Grant Street, Wellsboro, died at Hash Convalescent Home on April 16, 1972. She was born on July 11, 1876 to Thomas L. Young and Sarah Agnes Riddle Young in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was married in August 1901 and lived most of her married life in the home at 27 Grant Street. She was the widow of Harold Giles Roy, former Editor of the Wellsboro Agitator. Her only son, John Young Roy, a professor in the Fine Arts Department at Penn State University, died in 1965. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth, at home and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Past Regent of the Mary Wells Chapter of DAR, an active worker for the Crippled Children’s Society from its beginning in Tioga County, member of the Wellsboro Art Club in its early years. When women were first allowed to vote, she was the number one in registration to vote in the Second Ward of Wellsboro. The funeral service will be held at Tussey Funeral Home on Thursday at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. R. Blair Moffett officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours and the family requests that in lieu of flowers, friends are asked to give to their favorite charity.
YOUNG - COOLIDGE
Julia Young "Grama Cool" Age 91, of Wellsboro, peacefully diedon Saturday, February 11, 2006, at Broad Acres Nursing Facility. Julia was born March 12, 1914 in Kent, OH, daughter of Harry and Mary (Lincoln) Young. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Calvin Coolidge in 1975; half brother, Lorenzo "Dow" Judson; son, Philip in 1963; son-in-law, Alan Keck in 1989; and daughter, Patricia Keck in 2004. Memories of this special lady will always be treasured by her family and friends. Her quick wit, kindness, and generosity of spirit enriched their lives. A witness to the Great Depression, "Grama Cool" had a great appreciation for the simple pleasures of life and always maintained a classic sense of humor. She will be dearly missed and honored by families in two states. Her Colorado family includes her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Thomas Keck of Arvada; grandchildren, Todd and Lisa Keck, Melissa and Steve Laurita, Matt and Lorrie Keck; great-grandchildren, Jake and Sara Keck, Michael, Jessica, and Anthony Laurita, Garrett and Grant Keck. Her Pennsylvania family includes grandchildren, Scott and Karen Keck, Pamela and Thomas Fay, Traci and David Gibson, Teri and Jim Carson; great-grandchildren, Jesse and Jamie Fay, Tanner and Trey Gibson, Kelci and Blair Carson. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and many caring friends. In honoring Julia's wishes, she will be cremated and her ashes will be interred in Wellsboro Cemetery next to Cecil, as well as spread in the Rocky Mountains by her Colorado family. There will be no calling hours. A private memorial will be held for family and Julia's friends at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home on Thursday, February 16, 2006, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. with the funeral services immediately following. In lieu of flowers or donations, Julia requested that you share your time and love with your family and friends.
YOUNG Richard C.
Age 72, of 83 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA, died February 23, 2008 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was the loving husband of Mary Lou Torpy Young whom he married November 12, 1960. Richard was born October 9, 1935 in Liberty, NY, the son of the late Richard C. and Elizabeth Roosa Young, Sr. He was very happily married to Mary Lou Torpy Young for forty-seven years, a proud father and strong provider for his family. He was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, Class of 1954, and had been a semi-truck driver in Florida for many years, and worked at Dresser Manufacturing for twenty-two years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wellsboro and was a U.S. Navy Seabees veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mary Lou Young; daughters, Linda (Alex) Hall and Judy (Joe) Abarno, both of Wellsboro, PA; stepchildren, Melody (Ed) Muex, Oklahoma City, OK, and Kelly (Delinda) Copley, Bradford, PA; six grandchildren, Brian Faulkner, Romel Muex, Janee Muex, Charmaine Muex, Kelly Copley II, and Heaven Copley; three great-grandchildren; brother, Allan (Theresa) Young, Middletown, PA. He was predeceased by a brother, Roy Young. Friends and family are invited to Richard's Life Celebration on Wednesday, February 27, 2008, from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. Funeral to follow at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Jeff McCleary officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. If desired, memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church, 25 Central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/25/2008.
ZAHURIK Rosella Blackwell
Rosella E. "Betty" Blackwell, 85, of Wellsboro, died Saturday, July 12, 2008 at the Green Home. Born Nov. 13, 1922 in Central City, she was the daughter of George and Mary Zahurik. There will be no local services. A family gathering will be held in Ohio at a later date. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, of Wellsboro. Wellsboro Gazette - July 17, 2008
ZINCK - Mrs. Nelle Zinck Beauge, 86, of Liberty, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 1963. She was the widow of Frank Beauge; member of the Liberty Lutheran Church, and Twilight Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, of Mansfield. Survived by stepson, Louis Beauge of Ohio; several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Clay Love, with whom she lived. Funeral was held in Liberty on Saturday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Harry D. Billow officiating. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. Mansfield Advertiser, August 1963
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? AUSTIN - Attie Austin died at her home in Charleston last Sunday evening, following an illness of several months duration. The funeral was held from the home yesterday afternoon; interment in Wellsboro Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, July 10, 1924 ? CHRISTIE JESSIE I.
Christie, Jessie I. Age 81 of RD 4, Wellsboro, Pa., Friday, August 3, 1973. Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro, Pa., Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. funeral there Monday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. John Petgen. Burial Wellsboro Cemetery. Friends may contribute to the March Creek Baptist Church Memorial Fund. Survived by son, Robert R. Christie of RD 4, Wellsboro; two grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She attended the Marsh Creek Baptist Church, member of Wellsboro Grange.
? MRS. KATE L. COLEGROVE - submitted by Kelly Kimball -
Wellsboro Newspaper August 12, 1948
Mrs. Kate L. Colegrove died at her home in Emporium, last Friday of a heart condition. She had been ill since July 2. Mrs. Colegrove was born on September 4, 1876 and spent her early life in Wellsboro. She had been a resident of Emporium for the past four years. Despite her handicap of an attack of polio in early life, Mrs. Colegrove was very active and enjoyed traveling. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She leaves to mourn her death three daughters: Mrs. Anna Hall, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Nettie Deuerleim, of Corning; Miss Gladys Colegrove, of Emporium; four grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the Coppersmith Funeral Chapel last Sunday with Rev. J. Frederick Moore, pastor of the Emporium Methodist Church officiating; interment was made in the Wellsboro cemetery.
? LEAH F. CROOKS age 79 of R.D. 2, Corning, N.Y. Tuesday, May 23, 1972 at Corning Hospital. Funeral services Friday 10:30 a.m. in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the Rev. Harry T. Frownfelter. Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Helen Tobey of Canton, N.Y. and Mrs. Mary Zuchowski of Wellsboro, R.D. 1; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Crooks was a former resident of Antrim, Penna. and a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, Antrim. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/25/1972
? Sarah Jane HYATT
Wellsboro Agitator – May 19, 1909
Mrs. Sarah Jane Hyatt, aged 77, wife of Mr. B. T. Hyatt, died last Tuesday evening of pneumonia at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry D. Gifford, on Sherwood street, after a week's illness. She had been in poor health for some time. Mrs. Hyatt was born at Litchfield, N. Y., March 31, 1832, and on May 2, 1848, she was married to Mr. Stephen A. Russell, who died in 1891. To them were born seven children, only one of whom, Mrs. Gifford, survives. About eight years ago she was married to Mr. B. T. Hyatt, who survives her, besides two sisters, Mrs. Wealthy Eiklor, of Little Valley, Bradford county, and Mrs. Lorinda Chandler, of Port Allegany, Pa. Two half-brothers and two half-sisters, also survive her — Messrs. Frank and Elisha Roe, and Mrs. Ida Lockerby, who reside near Towanda, and Mrs. Katherine Denmark, of Philadelphia, formerly of Wellsboro. Two grandsons and two great grandsons also survive her. Mrs. Hyatt was a member of the Methodist church and was highly esteemed by all her acquaintances. Her life was one of usefulness and good works. The funeral was held on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. D Gifford, No. , 11 Sherwood street. Rev A C Shaw, D. D., pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating; burial in the Wellsboro cemetery.
? Mrs. Sarah J. Hyatt
Wellsboro Gazette – May 20, 1909
Death of Mrs. Sarah J. Hyatt.
Mrs. Sarah J. Hyatt, aged 77 years, died last week, Tuesday evening of pneumonia at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. D. Gifford, on Sherwood street. She had been in feeble health for some time owing to her advanced years. Mrs. Hyatt was one of the early settlers of Wellsboro, coming here in 1850. In 1848 she was married to Stephen A. Russell and by this union there were seven children only one of whom survives, Mrs. Gifford. Mr. Russell died Nov. 12, 1891, and on Aug. 7, 1901, Mrs. Russell was married to Benjamin Hyatt, of Williamsport, who survives her. Besides her husband and daughter, Mrs. Gifford, the deceased is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Daniel Eiklor, of Pleasant Valley, Bradford county, aged 84 years, and Mrs. Lorinda Chandler, of Port Allegany, aged 82 years. Funeral services were held from the house on Friday afternoon, Rev. A. C. Shaw officiating.
? KENNEDY - Ruth M. Kennedy, 88, of Pearl Street, Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008. She was employed for Corning Glass Works in the Wellsboro Division, Newberry’s Five and Dime, and was retired from the family dairy farm. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara K. Olsen of Chesapeake, Va.; son, Ernest R. Kennedy of Morris. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St. Services will be held there at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, Pastor Robin Baer officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. - Corning Leader, 21 Feb. 2008
? Mrs. Elizabeth Lowden, aged 19 years died Sunday, at her home on West avenue of pneumonia. Her infant son, David James [Lowden], aged five days, died Saturday. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon, Rev. George L. Stoddard officiating, interment in Wellsboro cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, 1 April 1926
? MARSHALL, Caroline Steel, 91, of Wellsboro diedin Sarasota, Florida, July 8, 1973. She was a Florida winter resident during the past 20 years and previous to that had lived at Mansfield RD following her work in Haiti and the Panama Canal Zone. She was a World War I nurse and a member of Earl Champaign Post No. 84 of the American Legion. Mrs. Marshall was also a 50 year member of the First Baptist Church inWellsboro. Her immediate survivors are: Mrs. Edgar Brandt, niece, of Wellsboro and Mrs. Mildred Larue of Palmetto, Florida; Mrs. Sarah Riffle of Adamstown, Pa., Mrs. Belle Bartles of Syracuse, all cousins. Several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in Sarasota, Florida and a brief committal service will be held at graveside at a later date. Final resting place will be in the Wellsboro Cemetery.
? MRS. HUGH MERRITT of Sylvania, Pa., died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1938. She is survived by two sons and several grandchildren of Wellsboro. Burial in the Wellsboro Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/8/1938
? MRS. MARGARET METZGER, the mother of William C. Metzger of 505 Hoffman St., Elmira died Wednesday night, July 27, 1938 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Rose at Franklindale, N.Y. Mrs. Metzger had many friends in Elmira. Funeral at the family home in Franklindale Saturday at 1 p.m. Burial in the Wellsboro Pa. Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/28/1948
? MYERS, Olive W. Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Olive W. Myers who died Wednesday, July 18, 1973 at the Lutheran Center, Columbus, Ohio. Funeral Services will be held today, Thursday, July 26th at 11:00 a.m. at Tussey’s Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery. Mrs. Myers was born September 4, 1890. Her survivors include one sister, Mrs. Glenn Jones of Richfield, Ohio; two sons, Marshall Myers of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lemoyne Myers of Iran; six grandchildren. (hand written on the following article – Mar. 26, 1971)ef.
Mrs. Cinda Jane Park, 81, of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, June 14, 1972, at her home. She was the widow of Louis Park. Born in Tioga County, Dec. 1, 1890, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Jeffrey. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Georgia Ayres, of Wellsboro, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The funeral was held Friday at Tussey’s, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Wellsboro Cemetery. The Rev. Gordon Abrams, a retired Baptist minister, officiated.
? PARK, Cinda Jane Age 81 of Wellsboro, suddenly at home Wednesday June 14, 1972. Friends are invited to call at the Tussey Funeral Home Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Gordon E. Abrams. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Georgia Ayers of Wellsboro; two grandchildren, Jeptha Hughes, Jr. of Elmira, Mrs. Adelaide Bates of Kingston, N. Y.; two great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
? PETERSON, Mrs. Anna Age 82, of 35 Jackson St., Wellsboro, Pa., Wednesday, May 2, 1973 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home, Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services from the Trinity Lutheran Church, Friday at 1:30 p.m., Pastor Roger E. Kuhn. Burial Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by husband, J. August Peterson; two sons, Wilford C. of Horsheads, John A of Vestal, N.Y.; brother, William Carlson of Antrim, Pa. three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.
? POORE, Mrs. Laura W. Age 67, of RD 4, Wellsboro, Pa., Monday, January 22, 1973, at her home following a short illness. Friends may call at the Spink Funeral Home, 126 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa., Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Gordon E. Abrams, officiating. Burial Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by husband, Del B. Poore; daughter, Mrs. Robert (Myrna) Donovan of Malbern, Pa., sons Del Poore of Conshohocken, Pa., Dale Poore of Willingboro, N.J., Dayne Poore of Fort Washington, Pa., three grandchildren. Mrs. Poore was born in Chicago, Ill., Jan 16, 1906, the daughter of John G. and Ina Gettamy Currie.
? POWLISON, Laura B. Age81 of Tioga, Pa., Wednesday, June 14, 1972 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Body at the Tussey Funeral Home and will be removed to the home of Mrs. Eleanor Treat, Tioga, Pa. Friday, where friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Tioga Methodist Church, the Rev. Edward Trask. Burial Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Treat of Tioga, son, Sidney Powlison of Roseville; sister, Mrs. Lena Mosher of Elmira, seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Tioga United Methodist Church; past Noble Grand and District Deputy of Mary Packer Rebekah Lodge; Member of Tioga Chapter No.160 Order of Eastern Star; member of Tioga American Legion Auxillary. In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the American Heart Assn.
? PROTHERO, Margaret M. Age 88 of RD 1, Crooked Creek, Friday, September 29, 1972 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Tussey Funeral Home Monday evening 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Tussey Funeral Home, Rev. William A. Snyder. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by one daughter, Mary E. Stearns, Wellsboro; two sons, Carlton B. of Lawrenceville, Pa., C. Thomas of Wellsboro; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Member of the United Methodist Church, Wellsboro.
? RAWLEIGH, Margaret A. Age 73 of Mansfield, Pa., Saturday August 3, 1972 at the Dansville N.Y. Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Tuesday evening, 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Wednesday 2 p.m., the Rev. Richard Brenneman. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by son, Theodore Rawleigh of Dansville, N.Y.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Rawleigh was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church and a member of the American Legion Auxillary of Mansfield.
? MRS. MATTIE RUMENAPP, 80 of 3 Crafton St., Wellsboro, Monday, Aug. 21. 1961. She was a member of Wellsboro Presbyterian Church. Survived by cousin, Miss Antoinette Durif of Wellsboro; several nieces and nephews. Body at Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Bruce Porter. Wellsboro Cemetery. –Elmira Advertiser 8/23/1961
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Mildred G. Smith, age 81, of RD 3 Westfield, PA, Tuesday June 5, 1973, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. The family will receive friends at the Watkins Funeral Home, Westfield, Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Friday at 2 p.m. at Clymer Baptist Church, Sabinsville, PA, Rev. Harold Dodd officiating. Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by three daughters, Mrs. Edwin (Ruth) Little of RD 3 Westfield, Mrs. Churchill (Ethel) Eldridge, Trumansburg, NY, Mrs. Richard (Clara) Youngs, Wellsboro RD 5; two sons, Charles Smith of Elnora, NY, Rev. Stanley Smith of Silver Springs, AR; one sister, Mrs. Clair Mead of Turtle Point, PA; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
? JOSEPHINE B. STRATTON
Josephine B. Stratton, age 69, of Corning, NY, died Sunday, July 1, 1973 at Williamsport General Hospital. She was a retired employe of Corning Glass Works in Corning. Survivors include her husband Wayne L. Stratton of Corning, sisters, Mrs. Ira Pierce of Alfred Station, NY, Mrs. Helen Rogers of Wellsboro, several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held today, Thursday, July 5th at 1:30 pm at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro, the Rev. Roger Patton officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.
? MRS. LORA MAUDE THORNTON age 74 of RD 2, Wellsboro, Thursday, January 25, 1968 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Devere Mayor. Wellsboro Cemetery. Survived by husband, James A. of RD 2, Wellsboro; daughter, Miss Betty Jo Thornton of Elmira; three sons, Gordon E. of Big Flats, Raymond A. and James L. both of Wellsboro; sister, Mrs. Hazel Frank of Elkland; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Methodist Church of Asaph, Wellsboro Grange. Elmira Star-Gazette 1/27/1968
? MARY (MAYME) VANORDER, age 91 of Corning, N.Y., formerly of Wellsboro, died Saturday, January 13, 1973 at the Pine Crest Nursing Home in Corning. Funeral services were held at the Tussey Funeral Home Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gordon E. Abrams officiating. Burial in Wellsboro Cemetery. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ray (Dora) Clark of Beaver Dams, N.Y. and Mrs. Oliver (Ruth) Andrews, Elmira; four grandchildren and several great-granddaughters.