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Obituaries by Cemetery

Tri-Counties Genealogy & History
Brewster Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Sullivan Township Page
Brewster Cemetery Listing
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Obituaries & Clippings Collected from Scrapbooks by Joyce M. Tice
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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.
 Miss Leda Brewster, 92, of Sullivan Township, died Saturday morning, December 5, 1953.  Miss Brewster was a member of the Methodist Church at Elk Run, Pa.  Survived by niece, Mrs. Harry Garrison of Roseville, Pa., nephews, Frank Mudge of Watkins Glen, Arthur and Horace Hager of Mainesburg, Pa., Homer and Charles Hager of Mansfield, Pa., Leonard Hager of Waverly.  The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 pm at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, the Rev. Clarence Whetstone officiating.  Burial was in the Brewster Cemetery, Elk Run, Pa.

BREWSTER   After a protracted illness, Miss Melissa BREWSTER (SRGP 07418)  died on June 29th, 1886, aged 37 years. Her Death Has Spread A  Gloom over the community. Few young ladies have so endeared Selves to a large circle of friends  ...unselfish devotion to the cause of Christ. Early in life she sought Christ and became a member of the M. E. church at Chandlersburg, and from that time on until her death she never ceased to be identified with every interest pertaining to church and Sunday school. Naturally inclined to teaching, she began the same in the public schools of the neighborhood, and for several years was a beloved and successful teacher. She was unselfish as she was kind, loving her chosen occupation, she gave it up because she considered it her duty to remain at home and minister to the comfort of her mother who was in very poor health. It was while taking care of her beloved mother in her last sickness that she contracted the disease which resulted in her death.She was a member of the school at Chandlersburg, where her loss is mourned as irreparable. She leaves a kind and loving father, three sisters and one brother to follow her to the better land.Her funeral took place from her home in Sullivan July 1st. After      Concourse of friends gathered to pay their last tribute of respect. Rev. Fosbinder, of Mainesburg, preached an impressive discourse from John 16, 33, "I have overcome the world; the family are deeply bereaved, but they sorrow not as those who have no hope. With christian fortitude they are bearing their great grief, for they know that if our earthly house of this __________ be dissolved, we have a building of God an house not made with hands eternal in the heavens."

Mr. O. T. Brewster died yesterday morning, Dec. 13, at 10:30, at his home in Sullivan, aged 78 years. Deceased had been ill for several months. He was a native of Connecticut. He was a member of the Elk Run M. E. Church and enjoyed the respect of a large circle of acquaintances. His wife died several years ago. The surviving members of his immediate family are Mrs. S. G. Mudge, Mrs. Horace Hager and Leda, at home and Mr. Philo Brewster. The funeral is to be held on Thursday at 11 o’clock from the home.
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 08 JUN 2004
By Joyce M. Tice