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Austin Cemetery, Charleston Township, Tioga County PA

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

See 2005 Listiing of Austin Farm Cemetery   and  Charleston Township Page

The Agitator, Wellsboro, PA, April 16, 1889
Old Charleston Cemetery [Austin], Charleston Township, Tioga County
Death of Mr. Hiram Brooks
An Old Resident of Charleston died

BROOKS - Last Tuesday evening Mr. Hiram Brooks, a well-known citizen, died at his home on East avenue in this borough after many months of suffering from the enblemenishments of age. He was in his eighty-third year. Mr. Brooks was born in New Hampshire, November 22, 1806. He was about two and a half years old when his parents moved to this county and settles in that part of Delmar township which was afterward set off as Charleston township. He grew to manhood amid the hardships of pioneer life. On the 18th of November, 1830, he married Lucinda Culver and began the work of clearing up the farm now occupied by his son, Mr. George D. Brooks. The young couple were blessed with four children, three of whom are still living. Mrs. [Lucinda] Brooks died in 1846, and Mr. Brooks afterward married Miss Alta Willard, who survives him. To them two children were born, one of whom, Mr. Otis Brooks, survives. Mr. Brooks resided upon the farm which he reclaimed from the wilderness until about eight years ago, when he moved to this borough. He had accumulated a few hundred dollars with which to make himself comfortable in his declining years, but he lost it in the Tioga bank failure. Mr. Brooks was philosophical, however, under his misfortune. His social, genial nature and even temper won him many fast friends. He was a member of the Methodist Church for nearly fifty years. The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Chamberlayne conducting the service, and it was largely attended.
Same newspaper as obit for Hiram Brooks
The late Hiram Brooks, of this borough, whose funeral occurred last Thursday, was in his eighty-third year; his widow is seventy-two years old; her sister, Mrs. Gidson S. Cook, is seventy-nine, while Mr. Cook is eighty-one; Mrs. Cook's brother, Alpheus Willard, was seventy-seven last Thursday, and his wife is seventy-five. Before this family circle was broken last Tuesday by the death of Mr. Brooks all the persons named lived in adjoining houses on State street in this borough. Their ages added together amounted to 466 years, or an average age of over seventy-seven. Mr. Cook has been a Tipstaff in our courts for over sixty years, and he says he will remembers when the courts were held in the old log Court house.

COLE Isaiah
Wellsboro Agitator - May 9, 1900
--Mr. Isaiah Cole, of Charleston, aged 86, died suddenly on Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles T. Austin.  He is survived by his son, Daniel, of this borough, and his daughter, already mentioned.    Austin Farm Cemetery

HART David
Wellsboro Gazette – December 4, 1924
David Hart, aged 77 years, of Marsh Creek, died last Thursday.  He is survived by his widow.  The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Glen C. Davis, pastor of the Church of Christ, of Wellsboro, officiating; interment in the Austin cemetery.

KELLEY - Mrs. Percy Wetmore, who died at the home of her son Julius, in Charleston, last Sunday, would have reached her ninety-fourth year had she lived till next March. She was born in Vermont, being a sister of the late James Kelley, of Charleston. She came to this county in 1809 and married Mr. Lester Wetmore at Tioga in 1830, and since that date she resided in Charleston. She was the mother of seven children, three of whom are living. Two of her sons gave their lives for their country during the civil war. She was a member of the Church of Christ for half a century and her life was useful and exemplary in all respects. For the past ten years she had been entirely blind. The funeral was held yesterday morning at 11 o'clock at the Dartt Settlement church, Rev. M.G. Smith conducting the service. The interment was in the State Road cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 19, 1900, p.1

LOSEY Howard

Wellsboro Gazette - December 20, 1978

Howard Losey, 78, of RD 3, Wellsboro died Sunday, December 17,1978 in Wellsboro.  He was born March 18, 1899 in Galeton, the son of James and Charlotte Eggler Losey. He was a retired butcher Surviving are one daughter, Miss Virginia Losey of Westfield and one niece.  Graveside services were held Tuesday, December 19, 1978 at 11.30 a.m at the Austin Cemetery, Charleston Township with The Reverend S. Wade Stewart officiating. Arrangements were made by the Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro.

THOMPSON Lorinda Ophelia
Wellsboro Agitator - April 6, 1932
Mrs. Lorinda Ophelia Thompson Hart, widow of David Hart, died Monday at her home on Marshcreek.  She had no near relatives, aside from nephews and nieces, Mrs. Hopkins, of Galeton, Herbert Thompson and Mrs. Lulu Campbell of Coudersport, Fred Thompson, Fred and Floyd Bliss and Mrs. Alice Carson, of Wellsboro.  Mr. Hart, who was a civil war veteran, died six years ago.  Mrs. Hart was born near the Mount Zion church outside of Wellsboro in Charleston.  Her father was one of the pioneer settlers of that section.  The funeral will be held at the late residence on Marshcreek this afternoon, at 1:30 o'clock; burial in the Austin cemetery.  Rev. John Crowe, pastor of the Church of Christ, will officiate.

Colie R. Wood, 78, of Wellsboro died Saturday, April 5, 1997 at The Green Home. Born July 10, 1918 in Troy, he was the son of Irvin and Anita May Avery Wood. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, Arlene Wood, two sisters, Elizabeth Austin of Millerton and Ruby Tice of Elmira, NY, a brother, Stanley Wood of Elmira, NY,  several nieces and nephews. There were no calling hours. Burial will be made in Austin Cemetery. Arrangements were made by the Tussey Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, April 9, 1997)

WELLSBORO--Colie R. Wood, 78, a resident of the Green Home, died there Saturday, April 5, 1997. He was a retired farmer. Born July 10, 1918, in Troy, he was a son of Irvin and Anita May Avery Wood. Surviving are his wife, Arlene Wood; two sisters, Elizabeth Austin of Millerton and Ruby Tice of Elmira, NY; a brother, Stanley of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. Services will be at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in Austin Cemetery.  There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Tussey-Mosher's, 139 Main St.

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