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Holiday - Fairview Cemetery, Middlebury  Township, Tioga County PA

Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

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.

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ALEXANDER Gordon Alexander

age 84, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. Gordon was born on July 17th, 1926 in Blackwell, PA, the son of Alvin and Mabel (Duffey) Alexander. Gordon was a farmer and a retired truck driver. Gordon served in the Army as well as the Navy. Gordon enjoyed roller-skating, trains, cutting wood, rodeos, attending yard sales, watching westerns, history, farming, tractors, playing cards and most of all, spending time with his family. He also had a wonderful sense of humor. Gordon is survived by his son, Bruce Alexander of Tioga, PA; four daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Gerald Wetherbee of Tioga, PA, Linda and David Stubblefield of Merrillville, IN, Sandra and Rick VanCise of Leavenworth, KS, Amy and Todd Oppel of Bigfork, MT; a son-in-law, Gerald Enderle of Tioga, PA; 19 grandchildren: Sarah, Rachel, Rebekah, Joyce, Chrissy, Melissa, Bethany, Amber, Tiffany, Jerry, Kayla, Hanna, Bruce Jr., Chance, Drew, Stephanie, Jason, Ashley, Devin and numerous great grandchildren; one sister, Beryl Smith and one brother-in-law, George Edwards. He was preceded in death by his son, Barry Alexander in 1980 and his daughter, Jane Enderle, in 2010 as well as 3 sisters and 3 brothers. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, June 24, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 10:00 AM at the funeral chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Buckheit Funeral Chapel to assist with funeral expenses. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Tioga, PA.    Star Gazette – June 23, 2011


Wellsboro Agitator – February 22, 1922
T. M. Archer Committed Suicide Thursday by Hanging Himself in Barn.
Thomas Morris Archer, aged nearly 66 years, better known throughout Tioga county as “Mode” Archer, took his own life last Thursday night about 7 o’clock, by hanging himself in the barn at his home at Crookedcreek.  He had placed a rope halter around his neck and fastened the other end of the rope to a beam, evidently while standing on a box, which he kicked out of the way, death being caused by strangulation.  Coroner William F. White, M. D., of Wellsboro, was called, and after making an investigation found that Mr. Archer’s death was a clear case of suicide and deemed an inquest unnecessary.  Mr. Archer had been in poor health for some time.  He had been at home all day Thursday and when he went out in the evening he told members of the household he would return in a few minutes.  When he failed to return, Mrs. S. O. Daggett, a relative, who has been staying at the Archer home, became worried and asked some of the neighbors if they had seen him.  She and the neighbors went out to look for Mr. Archer and his lifeless body was found hanging in the hay now about 7:15 p.m.  Dr. Kennedy, who was immediately summoned, stated that, from all indications, Mr. Archer was dead when his body was cut down.  T. M. Archer was born in Middlebury township, Tioga County PA., on Feb. 23, 1856, a son of William and Eliza West Archer.  He is survived by his widow Mary Gertrude Hymes Archer, to whom he was married April 17, 1879, an adopted daughter, Mrs. Elva Pollock, of Wellsboro; a brother, William Archer, of Tioga, and a sister, Mrs. N. E. Bryant, of Crookedcreek and three grandchildren, James, Gertrude and Beatrice Pollock, of Wellsboro.  Mr. Archer was a former Commissioner of Tioga county, and had been engaged in the lumber business for many years.  He was well known throughout Tioga county and had many friends.  He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Baptist church and the I. O. O. F.   The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at two o’clock at the Baptist church at Holiday; interment in the Fairview cemetery.

Wellsboro Gazette – October 26, 1933
Crooked Creek, Oct. 25 – John Albert Baker, son of Albert and Mary Doane Baker, was born in Middlebury township November 11, 1868, and died at his home here, Saturday, October 21st, after a long illness.  Mr. Baker had spent nearly all his life in this community except for some years in Corning, N.Y.  He was an employee of the New York Central for nineteen years.  First married to Jennie Willard, deceased, he later wed Bertha Hardenbury and to this union four children were born, the youngest, Aretha, deceased, and the following who survive him:  Mrs. Avah Seibert, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Mrs. Alma Barrett and Mrs. Velma Bella, of Washington, D. C.  On August 10, 1916, he married Mrs. Mary Finn, of Corning, who survives.  His mother, Mrs. Mary Holiday, of Baldwin Run; two brothers, Roy, of Baldwin Run, Edd , of Corning; two half-sisters, Mrs. George Winters, of Corning and Mrs. Abbie Button, of Gibson, N.Y., several nieces and nephews, and many friends also survive.  He was a good neighbor and appreciated the many acts of kindness shown him during his long illness since he suffered a stroke nearly four years ago.  Funeral services were held at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, of which the deceased was a member, on Tuesday afternoon.  Rev. Orey Crippen officiated.  Interment in the Holiday cemetery.

Wellsboro Gazette - November 26, 1964
LeRoy Baker, 93, RD 2 Wellsboro, died Nov. 18th in Blossburg Hospital.  Born March 16, 1871 in Crooked Creek, the son of Albert and Mary Doan Baker, he was a retired farmer.  Surviving are his widow, Blanche Plumley Baker; two half-sisters, Mrs. Hazel Winters, of Bath, N.Y. and Mrs. Kathryn Button, of Corning, N.Y., two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Services were held at 1:30 Saturday afternoon in the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church at Holiday, the Rev. George Lietka officiating.  Burial was in Holiday Cemetery.


BAKER Patricia Ann Boyden

age 64 of Mansfield, PA, died Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Patricia was born September 21, 1946 in Blossburg, PA, a daughter of Thomas and Mary E. (Whitehouse) Baker. She was the wife of Flynn M. Boyden and celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary on December 16, 2010. Patricia had been employed by Ames, Warren L. Miller Elementary School, Wundies of Wellsboro, McDonalds, Mansfield University, and the Comfort Inn. She was a member of the V.F.W. 6757 Ladies Auxiliary. Patricia is survived by her husband, Flynn, of Mansfield, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Liz Tracy of Lawrenceville, PA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Fred Bolt of Mansfield, PA, Teresa and Eric Cowan of Covington, PA; four grandchildren, Nicole Hemenway, Deven Tracy, Kaydance Tracy and Richelle Cowan; her father, Thomas Baker of Wellsboro, PA. She was predeceased by her mother, Mary Baker. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home with the Pastor David Dressler officiating.    Star Gazette – May 13, 2011 


BAKER Thomas F. Baker

age 92, of Mansfield, PA, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. He was born November 24, 1920 in Holiday, PA, a son of Earl and Bessie (Baker) Baker. Thomas retired from Corning Glass as a machinist. He was a US Army veteran having served during WWII. Thomas enjoyed fishing, hunting, making bookcases and baking. Thomas is survived by a son-in-law, Flynn Boyden, of Mansfield, PA; three grandchildren, Kim Ann (Fred) Bolt, Teresa Ann (Eric) Cowan, Thomas Dana (Liz) Tracy; four great grandchildren, Nicole Kay (Dan Wilson) Hemenway, Deven Thomas Tracy, Kaydance Marie Tracy, Richelle Keaton Cowan; a great great grandson, Lee Thomas Wilson to be born in May 2013; a brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Noreen Baker of Wellsboro, PA; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Beverly Schmidt of Florida; Peg and Bill Lotter of Tioga, PA. He was predeceased by his wife whom he was married to for 59 years, Mary E. (Whithouse) Baker in 2005; a daughter, Patricia Boyden on May 12, 2011; an infant son in 1950; a brother, James Baker in 2003; a sister, Beatrice Fleitstra in 1995; and a brother, Junie Baker. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 21, 2012 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM at the funeral chapel with Pastor David Dressler officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Holiday, PA with Military Honors by the Tioga County Honor Guard Assoc.  Star Gazette – December 19, 2012


BAKER William Edgar
Wellsboro Gazette - May 31, 1951
William Edgar Baker, retired Corning Glass Works carpenter died Sunday afternoon at his home in Holiday at the age of 73.  He was born July 29, 1877, in Middlebury Township, son of Albert P and Mary Doan Baker.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Nora Miller Baker, two daughters, Mrs. Earl Baker, Crooked Creek, Mrs. Richard Sample, Corning, one son Floyd of Elkland, a brother LeRoy of Wellsboro R D; two sisters, Mrs. George Winters and Mrs. Abraham Button both of Corning; 18 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  A prayer service will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at the family home followed by funeral service at 2 p m in the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church at Holiday, the Rev Floyd Barackman officiating. Burial will be in Fair View Cemetery, Crooked Creek.

Wellsboro Agitator – August 23, 1950
Mrs. Charlotte Beckwith Wickes, of Philadelphia, formerly of Tioga County, died Aug. 16, at the home of her son, Kenneth Wickes, at Tioga.  She was 71 years of age.  Besides her son, she leaves two daughters, Mrs. E. F. Brown, of Harrisburg; Mrs. John J. Dunn, Jr. of Philadelphia; a sister, Mrs. Harry Miller, of Los Angeles, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  The funeral was held Saturday; burial in Fairview cemetery at Crooked Creek.  Mrs. Wickes was the widow of Matthew L. Wickes.

Wellsboro Gazette – March 15, 1923
Crooked Creek, March 14 – H. P. Beckwith died at his home in this place last Wednesday, March 7th.  Mr. Beckwith was born at Hammond, April 10th, 1854, being sixty-nine years old.  Ten years of his life were spent at Tiadaghton where he supervised the building of the mountain railway to Leetonia after which he moved to West Virginia and spent a number of years there.  He came back to this place about ten years ago and was employed as night warchman in the Corning Glass Factory until about two years ago when his health broke down.  He underwent an operation in the Packer Hospital at Sayre last summer and while he was able to be about yet he never fully recovered.  He was married in 1877 to Harriet Mitchell of this place.  She, together with their three children, Lewis Beckwith, of Crooked Creek, Mrs. M. L. Wicks, of Clearfield, and Mrs. M. A. Trimble, of Corning, also five grandchildren and two great grandchildren survive him.  Funeral services were held from the Christian Missionary Alliance church last Saturday; burial in Fairview cemetery.

BEERS James Lewis Dr.
Wellsboro Agitator - April 11, 1900
Dr. James Lewis Beers died of pneumonia on Thursday at his home at Holiday, Middlebury township, aged 41 years. He had been located 14 years at Holiday, where he had built up a large medical practice Eor two years past he had been a member of the Pension Examining Board. Dr. Beers was born at Danby, N. Y , being the eldest in a family of four children. He first studied medicine under Dr W. H. Fisher, ot Spencer, N. Y., and then became a student at the University Medical College in New York city, from which institution he graduated in 1882. He began medical practice at Freeville, N. Y , then removed to Sayre, thence to Willseyville, N. Y., and thence to Colorado wnere he remained a year and a half. At the end of this time he returned East to this State and located in Middl Middlebnry where he remained permanently. Dr. Beers was twice married. His first wife, whom he married in 1882, was Miss Allie Shepard, of Spencer, N Y., by whom he had one daughter, Luella. His second wife was Miss Cora B. White, daughter of Mr. M. G. White, of Middlebury, this second marriage being solemnized twelve years ago. He was a Republican and a member of I. O. O. F, Funeral services, conducted by Rev. E. A. Anderson, of Tioga, were held in the Baptist Church near Dr. Beers's home  Sunday noon. They were very largely attended. In fact, many who wished to honor the Doctor's memory by their presence at his obsequies were unable to enter the crowded church. Among others 100 Odd Fellows were present and a good representation from the Tioga Couuty Medical Society, of which the deceased was a member. A male quartette from Tioga furnished affecting music, and the church was beautifully ecked with floral emblems, tributes from various friends. The burial was in the Holidaytown cemetery.

Gazette and Bulletin (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) – December 11, 1950
Tioga County Man Accidentally Shot While Hunting
Wellsboro – Valentine James Bernhardt, 60, of Crooked Creek, was killed at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 1950, in Tioga County’s first fatal hunting accident this year.  Bernhardt was hit in the back by a bullet accidentally discharged from the gun of Jeffrey Miller, 14, of Orviston, who was walking behind him.  The injured man died enroute  to the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  Harry Williams, Elkland, county coroner, gave the verdict of accidental death.   Mr. Bernhardt leaves his wife, Ava, a daughter, Mrs. Betty Winters, Crooked Creek RD; six brothers, George, Fred, William, Frank, John and Phillip, of Kenozo Lake, N.Y.; two sisters, Mrs. William Pearson, Liberty, N.Y.; Mrs. Charles Rouss, Smallwood, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.  Prayer services will be held at his home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with funeral services in the Christian Alliance Church at Holiday.  Burial will be in Holiday Cemetery.

Wellsboro Gazette – November 29, 1973
Carl B. Borden, 85, of Crooked Creek RD 1, Tioga County, died Friday, Nov. 23, 1973 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  He was born in Draper on Sept. 16, 1888, a son of Julian and Addie Wilson Borden.  Mr. Borden was a retired farmer.  Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Natalie Hilborn of Jersey Shore and a brother, Ruppert Borden, of Crooked Creek.  The funeral was held Monday at the Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, with the Rev. James Snyder, pastor of the Holiday Baptist Church, Holiday, officiating.  Burial was in Holiday Cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator – October 21, 1931
Crookedcreek, Oct. 19 – Ethel Borden Root was born Aug. 29, 1884, near Stonyfork and died Oct. 11, 1931.  She was a daughter of Maggie Kriner and Seldon Borden.  She was married to Harry Root in 1904.  To them were born two sons, Frederick and Francis.  She was a member of the Baptist church here for many years and spent nearly all her life in or near this community, except the last few years, she had lived in Corning and Painted Post.  Her late home was Rathbone, N.Y.  There are left to mourn her loss her husband, Harry Root, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Root and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Francis Root and her aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Seldon Borden, all of Rathbone, a niece and three nephews.  The funeral was held at the Baptist church here Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Orey E. Crippen and Rev. R. F. Sipley officiating; burial in Fairview cemetery.  The pallbearers were:  Bert White, Ernest Hayes, Roy Westbrook, Tine Barnhart, Carl Borden and Joe Borden.  Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Gee sang two selections accompanied by their daughter, Mrs. Gordon Goodwin.

Wellsboro Gazette – January 24, 1929
Crooked Creek, Jan. 23 – Gladys K. Borden, four-year-old daughter of Joseph and Erna Borden, died Thursday, after a short illness of diphtheria. She was a regular attendant of the C.M.A. Sunday School, where her sunny face will be greatly missed.  She is survived by her parents, one brother, and her grandparents; besides numerous other relatives.  After a short service conducted by Rev. Rowland Sipley; interment was made in Fairview cemetery.

BORDEN Margaret "Peg" B. Carpenter
was welcomed into the loving arms of our Savior on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, after serving Him on earth for 78 years.  Born Nov. 28, 1931, in Holiday, to Joseph P. and Erna W. Borden, Peg was predeceased by her loving husband of 43 years, Ronald B. Carpenter who entered eternal life June 28, 1998.  Margaret retired from Citizens and Northern Bank in Wellsboro, after 34 years in the banking business; was pianist for Middlebury Baptist Church for over 60 years; and a past member and Worthy Matron of The Eastern Star.  Margaret is survived by her daughter, Rhonda C. Spencer (Ernie); a son, Todd J. Carpenter (Loretta); a special friend who was like a second daughter, Kimberli S. Sheaffer; four granddaughters, Noele A. Walters, Tara N. Shaffner, Jennie R. Shaffner, Stephanie Burton; a grandson, Donald D. Neidig Jr.; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  A funeral service, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Todd Witmer, will be held at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m., followed by a private internment at Fairview Cemetery, Holiday. There will be no prior calling hours. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110 Wellsboro Gazette - November 4, 2010

BORDEN Rupert V. "Dupe" Jr. Age 75, of Hills Creek Road, Wellsboro, PA, died March 8, 2007 at home. He was the son of the late Rupert V. and Eva Lewis Borden, Sr., and was retired from Dietrick's Milk Plant. Dupe was the last of the immediate family and is survived by nieces, nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers. There will be no visitation. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery, Holiday. If desired, memorials may be sent in his memory to the Middlebury Baptist Church in Holiday. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.

Kate I. Dean, age 95, of Bache Street, Wellsboro, died Sunday, May 26, 1974 at the Hash Convalescence Home in Wellsboro. Funeral services were held at the Tussey Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon. Rev. S. Wade Stewart and Rev. Gordon E. Abrams officiated. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Holiday. She is survived by five daughters, Hattie Strong of Corning, NY, Hallie Houser, Hazel Shumway, Helen Estes and H. Kathryn Lewis, all of Wellsboro; three sons, Harry, Harland and Homer all of Wellsboro; 30 grandchildren; 95 great-grandchildren; 33 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Lana Shaw of Mansfield. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro and the W.C.T.U. There are over 166 living descendants.

Osceola Civil War Veteran Died July 14 – Resided There 30 Years


BRIMMER – John A. Brimmer died at his home in Osceola July 14, 1920. He was born in Borden, NY, Dec. 11, 1843. In 1861 he enlisted as a volunteer in the civil war and served to its close. He was a member of Co. L, 2nd PA Cav., of which company he became corporal. He took part in many important battles, among them Gettysburg and the Wilderness Campaign. On March 31, 1869, he married Miss Elsie Beagle, of Elkland, who survives him. He is also survived by two daughters, Sara, wife of Bruce Brant, of Lawrenceville, and Agnes, wife of Herbert Roblyer, of Osceola. The funeral services were held from his late home Friday, July 16, at 2 p.m., Miss Mabel A. Barker, pastor of the M.E. church, officiating; burial in Fairview cemetery in Osceola. Mr. Brimmer was a men highly esteemed by all who knew him and will be greatly missed in this community, where he had resided for over 30 years. Among those from out-of-town who attended the funeral were: L.W. Scott of Westfield; Mrs. Urcela Fitch, Mr. & Mrs. D.B. Fitch, of Knoxville; David Stull, Emmet Stull and Mrs. Frances Stull, G.W. Buckbee, H.J. Magee and Miss Florence Magee, of Elkland; Chas. Brimmer of Farmington; Mrs. J. Springer of Mills; Mrs. B.W. Holley, Miss Sara Holley, of Tompkins, and Mr. & Mrs. B.N. Brant of Lawrenceville. Mrs. Jennie Houck of Addison and Miss Elizabeth Beagle of Geneva, spent Sunday with their sister, Mrs. Elsie Brimmer. – Wellsboro Agitator, 21 July 1920, p1


Wellsboro Gazette -  March 7, 1968
Earrol Hart Brown, 81, of 24 Woodland Avenue, died Saturday, March 2, 1968, in the Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, N.Y.  Born July 7, 1886 in Middlebury Township, he was the son of Poleman and Alice Potter Brown.  He was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church at Holiday.  Mr. Brown was a retired Corning Glass employee.  Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Dawson, Wellsboro; Mrs. Avenell Phillips, of Wellsboro RD 6; Mrs. Juneadelle Brown, Rochester, N.Y.; and Mrs. Leah Masters, Webster, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Funeral was Tuesday at Tussey Funeral Home with burial in Fairview Cemetery, Holiday.  The Rev. John Wiberg, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiated.


BROWN James A.

Age 92, of Rd #2 in Wellsboro, PA died Saturday, December 1, 2001 at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. James was born on January 6, 1909 in Holiday, PA to Clair James and Ruth Stevens Brown. He was married on April 28, 1929 to Helen R. Loveless Brown. He was a Post Master and Member of Tioga Lodge #373 E & A.M. in Tioga PA since 1934. He was the first Scout Master in Middlebury . He also served 4 years as Chief Deputy Sheriff and formed the 1st Pistol + Rifle Club in Wellsboro. He was also a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers. He received his Bachelor of Social Science degree from Mansfield University. He was a member of Middlebury Baptist Church in Holiday, PA. He was predeceased by a son, Jerald D. Brown on January 23, 2001. Surviving are his wife, sons, James A (Jack) and wife Virgina Brown of Huntersville, NC, Thomas R. and wife Linda Brown of Newfield, NY; daughter -in-law Carol Brown of Campbell, NY; 8 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren. The Funeral will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. at Tussey Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St. in Wellsboro. Rev. Alex Perednia, Pastor of Middlebury Baptist Church will offciate. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery. Calling hours are on Wednesday from 1:00-2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Middlebury Baptist Church.


BROWN Louise Mary Kosty

91, of Hickory, NC, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley in Newton, NC. Louise was born in Wellsboro, PA on April 6, 1920 to the late Olen William Brown and Hattie Dean Brown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Brown, of Owasso, OK. She is survived by her three children, Jacqualine Callaway (Charles) of Jonesboro, GA, Gregory Kosty (Cynthia) of Conover, NC and Richard Kosty (Darla) of Painted Post, NY; three grandsons, three great-grandchildren and two nephews and their families. A private graveside service for the immediate family will be held prior to burial in Fairview Cemetery, Holiday, PA. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to the Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658.   Star Gazette – April 5, 2012


BROWN, Madelon Rose - Rochester: Madelon Rose Brown Young was born on October 7, 1921 in Holiday (Crooked Creek), PA and died on April 6, 2019. Predeceased by her brother, Russell Revere Brown, great nephew Mark Elliott Brown, nephew Thomas Elliott Brown and niece Joanne Rose Brown Cochran; Madelon is survived by her nephew, Donald Ross Brown (Rochester, NY); Marjorie Lawton Brown, widow of Thomas Brown; great-nieces & great-nephew, Janet Brown (Aaron) Hale, Joyce Brown (Jason) Butler, Alan (Tabatha) Brown; three great-great nephews, (Mitchell, Sawyer, Maverick) and great-great niece, Heidi (Tioga and Middlebury Center, PA), niece Barbara Weinhart (Naples, NY), cousins and many, many close friends & supportive prayer partners.  Madelon graduated Wellsboro High School in 1939, Mansfield State Teachers College (Mansfield University) in 1943, Temple University, Philadelphia (abt 1952); she was instrumental in the initiation and organization of more than a dozen Philadelphia Child Day Care centers during WWII that allowed mothers to work on behalf of the war effort.  She taught grammar school in Philadelphia and the Corning-Painted Post School Districts, retiring from the Erwin Valley Elementary School in 1978. Madelon spent her retirement years deeply involved with the spiritual life of Elim Gospel Church, Lima, NY, enriching all those with whom she had contact.  Following severe physical health set-backs in 2010, Madelon resided at Monroe Community Hospital, Rochester, NY where her warm personality and deeply spiritual convictions were displayed daily to friends, visitors and staff. A Memorial Service of Joy & Celebration will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Elim Gospel Church,1679 Dalton Road, Lima, NY 14485; reception fellowship will follow. Final committal of her ashes will be at 2 PM, Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Fairview Cemetery, Holiday (Middlebury Center), PA 16935; Pastor Dick Dreyer of Elim Gospel Church officiating, with an open invitation for family and friends to attend; reception following at Middlebury Baptist Church, hosted by Marjorie Brown. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Elim Gospel Church or Monroe Community Hospital Foundation, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620. – Mansfield Gazette, 16 May 2019 


Wellsboro Agitator – December 3, 1919
Crooked Creek, Dec. 1 – Poleman E. Brown, of Crookedcreek, died November 22.  He was born March 20, 1849, his age being 70 years, 8 months and 2 days.  He married on Sept. 21, 1872, Alice Potter, who survives him with their five children – Shirley A, Clara J, Earrol H, Ross E. and Mary R.  Mr. Ross was a kind and loving father and a conscientious Christian, being a member of the Holiday Baptist church.  He united with the church at the age of 11 and had been Deacon for the past 25 years.  He also was a member of the Middlebury Lodge, No. 814, I. O. O. F. and a charter member of the Crookedcreek Grange.  Mr. Brown spent his entire life upon the farm in Middlebury township that he and his father, James B. Brown, cleared from the virgin forest.  The remains were buried at Crookedcreek, on Nov. 25, Rev. Geo. Burroughs officiating.


Russell R. Brown, 87, of Tioga RR 1 died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at Soldiers    and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  He was born Oct. 4, 1913. He and the late Lydia Elliott Brown were married July 4, 1942, at Lake Street Presbyterian Church, Elmira, N.Y. He was a 1931 graduate of Wellsboro High School, a graduate of Mansfield University and received his teaching certificate in 1933. He taught for several  years in Holiday and Farmington.   He was owner/operator of Brown's Electric, Plumbing and Heating of Tioga,  until retirement in 2000.  He was an active member of Middlebury Baptist Church, taught Sunday school,  served as a deacon and for many years served as church moderator.   He was a member of the Tioga Lodge #373 F.& A.M.; Ancient Accepted  Scottish Rite, Valley of Coudersport; and the Tioga VFW. In 1981, he wasrecognized for being a 50-year member of the Grange.  Some of his proudest accomplishments include having been made an Eagle Scout in 1937; organizing the Middlebury Boy Scout Troop #46 of which he was  scout master for 10 years and took the troop to Washington, D.C., to participate  in the first National Boy Scout Jamboree; organizing and overseeing the creation  of the Armed Services Memorial, PA State Route 287 at Holiday, to recognize  local veterans from the Revolutionary War to Desert Storm.   He was a technical sergeant, World War II veteran and served in the Philippines, earning the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in connection  with military operations against the enemy.   Preceding him in death were one grandson, Mark Elliott Brown; and his wife, Lydia, on Jan. 23.   Surviving are two sons and daughter-in-law, Thomas E. and Marjorie Brown of  Tioga and Donald R. Brown of Rochester, N.Y.; one daughter and son-in-law,  Joanne and W. Howard Chochran of Jupiter, Fla.; one sister, Madelon Young of  Lima, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Janet Marie Brown of Tunkhannock, Joyce   Lynne Brown of Tioga and Alan Thomas Brown of Tioga; one sister-in-law,  Martha Raynor-Mader of Pullman, Wash.; one brother-in-law, Dr. Stanley Gordon of Radford, Va.; and many cousins.   Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main street, Wellsboro, on Wednesday, March 28, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Masonic service  will be held there at 8:30 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there Thursday, March 29, at 11 a.m. at the   Middlebury Baptist Church at Holiday with Rev. Alex M. Perednia officiating.  Burial will be made at Fairview Cemetery, Middlebury Township.  The flowers will be provided by the family. Memorial donations may be made to  the Middlebury Baptist Church, RR 2, Box 306A, Middlebury, Pa. 16935.


BROWN Thomas E. Brown

69, of Tioga, died Friday, July 12, 2013. He was the husband of Marjorie Lawton Brown, whom he married on Oct. 25, 1969. Thomas was born on March 28, 1944, in Elmira, N.Y., the son of the late Russell R. and Lydia Elliott Brown.  Thomas was a dairy and beef cattle farmer. In addition he had driven bus for Benedicts, was a courier for Citizens and Northern Bank and did maintenance work for Tioga Housing Authority. He was a member of Middlebury Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and trustee. Thomas was a member of Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department. He also served on various farm boards, such as Tioga County Fair, Tioga/Potter Farm Bureau, Tioga County Soil Conservation and Middlebury Milk Co-op.  In addition to his wife, Marjorie, he is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Janet Hale (Aaron), Joyce Butler (Jason); son and daughter-in-law, Alan Brown (Tabatha), all of Tioga; brother, Donald Brown of Rochester, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Mitchell and Heidi Butler, Sawyer Hale; aunt, Madelon Young of Rochester, N.Y. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Mark Brown and sister, Joanne Cochran.  Friends and family are invited to Thomas's Life Celebration on Tuesday, July 16, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will be on Wednesday, July 17 at 11 a.m., at Middlebury Baptist Church, with Pastor Calvin Cutting and the Rev. Dr. Todd Witmer, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Thomas's name to Middlebury Baptist Church, Holliday, Pa. 16935, Middlebury Volunteer Fire Department, Middlebury Center, Pa. 16935 or Tioga County Fairgrounds, c/o Lori Hamblin, 21 Gee Rd., Middlebury Center, Pa. 16935.   Wellsboro Gazette – July 14, 2013


BROWN - Wilbur F. Brown (SRGP 18678), 70 years old, of Millerton, died on Thursday, July 21, 1983, as the result of an accidental shooting which occurred in the yard at his home. He was born June 10, 1913, in Rutland Township, a son of Fayette and Carrie Sweeley Brown. He was a retired steelworker for Streeter Associates, of Elmira, NY. Surviving are his wife, the former Clara Guy; two sons Wilbur L. of Gillett, and James F. of RD2, Middlebury Center; a daughter, Mrs. Bruce [Patricia] Davis of Hollywood, Fla.; two brothers, Thomas of RD1, Millerton and John of Corning, NY; two sisters, Mrs. Frank [Donna] Enderle of Elkland, and Mrs. Gilbert [Kathryn] Furman of Dover Springs, Fla., and seven grandchildren. The funeral was held on Sunday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Holiday. The Rev. Edwin Green, pastor of the Roseville United Methodist Church, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 27, 1983 MHS-1932

CARPENTER - Jane W. Foster, 75, died Wednesday, May 28, 1997, at The Green Home, Wellsboro. Born April 19, 1922, in Middlebury Center, she was a daughter of Loren and Harriet Bodine Carpenter. She was a member of the Independent Bible Church of Wellsboro, a graduate of Wellsboro High School and the Practical Bible Training College in Johnson City, NY. She enjoyed music, played piano, organ, and accordian , and was a teaching missionary with her husband. Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Charles Foster; two sons, Ronald C. Foster of Elkland and Richard J. Foster of Bath, NY; a daughter, Mrs. Flora Jane Cowan of Slippery Rock; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren; a brother, Ronald Carpenter of Middlebury Center. Calling hours were held Saturday, May 31, at the Independent Bible Church, Wellsboro. Funeral services were held there immediately following the calling hours with the Rev. John G. Anderson officiating. Burial was made in Fairview Cemetery, Middlebury Center. Memorial donations may be made to the Bible Club Movement, 439 W. High St., Painted Post, NY 14870. Drinkwine Morse Funeral Home, Blossburg, made the arrangements. - Wellsboro Gazette, 4 June 1997


CLARK Harry E. Clark

87 years old, died peacefully at the Elderwood Nursing Home on Monday, May 14. He was born April 12, 1925, to Harold and Ann Blackman Clark.  He is survived by his nephew Rudy Haupt from Las Vegas, Nev. and a neice Rhonda Vandermeer from British Colombia, Canada.  He is a long time resident of Waverly where he operated Clark's Pharmacy since the early 1950s.  He's preceded in death by his Brothers Allan and Robert and a sister Alice. Harry was a Navy veteran who served in the Pacific during World War II. He was a very private man who lived a very quiet life.  A time of gathering with family and friends will be from 4 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, N.Y. The celebration of Harry's life will follow the visitation with the Bishop Daniel Buynak honoring his memory at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one's favorite charity. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Canton, N.Y.   Towanda Daily Review – May 16, 2012


COLE- Mildred L. Martino, 87, of Middlebury Center, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at home. She was the wife of the late John Martino. Mildred was born May 21, 1919 in Harrison Valley, the daughter of the late Frank and Mabel Morris Cole. She was a homemaker. Surviving are a granddaughter, Kristina Martino; a grandson, Jonathan Martino, both of Wellsboro; step-grandchildren, Cheryl Selvage, Bethann Bailey; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph F. Martino in 1999. There will be no viewing. Burial will be made in Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. – Mansfield Gazette, 31 May 2006, p.6A


Wellsboro Gazette – November 11, 1954
Wellsboro friends were shocked and saddened last Friday  by news of the untimely death of John Guernsey Compton, 55, of Helvetia street.  He diedThursday night at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre where he had been a patient only since Sunday.  He was born January 1, 1899 at Crooked Creek, the son of Jesse and Cora Lyon Compton.  Besides his wife, Ina Hotelling Compton; he is survived by two sisters:  Mrs. Jane Mack of DuBois and Mrs. Pearl Lewis of Crooked Creek; three brothers:  William and Henry of Wellsboro and Robert of Corning.  He had been an employee at the Borden Milk Company here for 37 years.  He was Deputy Game Warden for Tioga County, and a member of the Galeton Moose Lodge No. 826.  Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, Rev. David Burrows, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating.  Burial in the Fairview Cemetery at Holiday.


COMPTON Theodore Brian Compton

56, of Wellsboro, died Sunday, September 1, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Wellsboro January 22, 1957 a son of Theodore R. and Vida Mae Webster Compton. He graduated from Wellsboro High School in 1975. He married the former Natalie Short August 15, 1981 and she survives. He was a self-employed telecommunications service worker for over 20 years. He was a member of the N.R.A. and enjoyed hunting. He enjoyed nature and gardening, making maple syrup and was a logging sawyer. He was an avid reader, especially of history, and enjoyed non-fiction books and classic movies. He was a Penn State and NY Yankee fan. He loved American roots music and playing guitar and mandolin with his father and brother. Besides his wife of 32 years Natalie, he is survived by his father, Theodore R. Compton of Middlebury Center; three sons, T. Nathan Compton of Lawrenceville, Charles Compton (Jennifer), Spencer Compton; and a daughter, Elizabeth Compton all of Wellsboro; four sisters, all of Wellsboro, Debbie Youmans, Denise Gee, Deanna Powell and Danelle Fuller; one brother, Thad Compton of Mansfield. Molly and Samson, his two Bernese Mountain dogs, also survive. Mr. Compton's Life Celebration will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 5, 2013, at the Holliday Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Holliday with his pastor, Rev. Erik J. Ferguson, officiating. Friends and relatives may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "a Life Celebration Home". 139 Main St., Wellsboro, Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Holiday. Star Gazette – September 2, 2013


Wellsboro Agitator – January 26, 1910
His Wife Died Only a Few Days Ago – Crookedcreek News
Crookedcreek, Jan. 24 – Mr. George Cramer died Monday morning at 1 o’clock, at the home of James Roote.  He buried his wife a week ago Sunday.


Wellsboro Agitator - September 24, 1924
Crookedcreek, Sept. 22 - Mary Crippen Holiday, who was born in Rutland township July 14, 1844, the last member of the family of Daniel and Anna Crippen, died Sept. 18, 1924, at the home of her son, Fred Holiday, in Nelson.  She moved to Farmington when ten years of age and spent nearly all her life in that vicinity until three years ago when she went to Nelson.  She was married to Ephraim Holiday  Dec. 30, 1863.  He with three survive, Mrs. Henry Harris of Farmington; Mrs. George Holiday, of Harris of Endwell, N.Y. and Matie Crookedcreek and Fred Holiday of Nelson, two grandchildren Reuben Harris of Farmington, three great grandchildren Kenneth, Geraldine, and Lyle Harris, of Endwell, N.Y.  Many other relatives and a host of friends mourn her loss which was shown by the many and beautiful floral offerings.  She was an earnest Christian woman, a devoted wife and mother and so kind and thoughtful to her neighbors.  The funeral was held from the son's home in Nelson Saturday afternoon at 1:30 Rev. Mr. Hess pastor of the Methodist church officiated;  Interment in the Holiday cemetery. (Typed as written.)


CUMMINGS Milton Cummings

One of Tioga's best known citizens, died suddenly at his home on Main street Sunday morning, after a few hours illness. He was born in Tioga June 24th, 1881, the son of William and Jane Cummings. In 1903 he took the position of Rural Mail Carrier from the Tioga Post office, and retired in February 1934, with a record of 30 years and seven months' service. He was a member of the Rural Letter Carriers' Association, of the Tioga River Lodge I. O. O. F., and an active worker in the Baptist Church and one of the Trustees. He is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Margaret Button, Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, Miss Carrie Cummings, Tioga, and Mrs. Rose Hyde of Corning and by four brothers, Fred, Harry, John and Lyman, all of Tioga. He is also survived by his wife, Mrs. Kathryn Cummings. The funeral will be held at the home Wednesday at 2 p. m. The Rev. Orey E. Crippen of the First Baptist Church of Tioga will officiate, and interment will be in the cemetery at Holiday, Pa.  Died May 26, 1935


Wellsboro Gazette – December 22, 1949
John Albert Dean died at his home in Whitneyville on Monday morning.  He was 74 years of age.  He was born at Genoa, N.Y., June 11, 1875, a son of Abraham and Effie Shrugar Dean.  He and Mrs. Dean were married 51 years ago on Tuesday.  Besides his wife, Mrs. Kate Dean, he is survived by four sons, Harry, of Lawrenceville; Howard, Harland and Homer, all of Wellsboro; five daughters, Mrs. Hattie Strong, of Corning; Mrs. Hallie Houser and Mrs. Hazel Shumway, both of Wellsboro; Mrs. Helen Estes, of East Patterson, N.J., and Mrs. Kathryn Lewis, Wellsboro R. D.; one brother, Abe Dean, of Genoa; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Knox, of Ludlowville, N.Y.; Mrs. Annie Frantz, of Ithaca and Mrs. Lottie Salesman, of Brewerton, N.Y.; 30 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, the Rev. Elmer Pitcher officiated; interment was in the Holiday cemetery.

Wellsboro Gazette – August 18, 1976
Elijah Donald Deane, 39, of Dahlgren, Viriginia, a Blossburg native, died Wednesday, August 11, 1976, at Elizabeth City, North Carolina, following an auto accident.  He was born February 20, 1937, a son of Henry and Leona Starkweather Deane.  Mr. Deane was a Navy veteran.  Surviving are his wife, the former Rosette Jankord; a daughter, Tanya, and two sons, Jeff and Tim, all of Troy; his father, of Wellsboro R. D. 3; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Norton, of Shunk, and Mrs. Judy Buchanan, of Lowman, N.Y. and two brothers, Earl, of Wellsboro RD 5, and Merle, of Addison, N.Y.  Funeral services were held at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Holiday.  The Rev, Gordon E. Abrams, a retired Baptist minister, officiated.

Wellsboro Gazette – May 15, 1975
Jeanne D. Wilson, aged 73 of Mansfield RD 2, died Thursday, May 8, 1975  at the Williamsport Hospital.  She was born Sept. 28, 1901 in Antrim, the daughter of James and Jean Decker.  Mrs. Wilson retired in 1965 after 30 years of service with the Remington Rand in Elmira.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Melvin (Mary) Heater of Mansfield RD 2; two sons, James of Detroit, Mich.; Edward L. of Millerton RD 1; grandchildren, Charles J. Earl of Mansfield, Darlene M. Earl of Elmira, Daniel M. Earl of Athens, Dawn M. Hurd of Sayre, Gary L. Earl of Bradenton, Fla., Bonnie J. Gable of Athens, Georgia Hawkins of Waverly, Susan M. Godoy of Elmira, Cynthia L. Earl, Pennay A. Earl and Lugene M. Earl all of Mansfield, Leslie Wilson, Mary Wilson, Thomas Wilson all of Millerton; nine great-grandchildren, six step-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Sunday, May 11 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ellis Grist, officiating.  Burial was in Holiday Cemetery.

DECKER - LUVA D. GOODWIN:  Luva D. Goodwin, 92, of Cooks’ Country Home for the Elderly, Mainesburg, died Saturday, April 25, 1992, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, after a brief illness. Born Dec. 25, 1899, in Charleston Township, she was the daughter of the Abram and Mary Badman Decker. She was a member of the Middlebury Baptist Church, Holiday. She was preceded in death by her husband, Devilla Goodwin, in 1969. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Marieta L. (Peggy) and John Farrer, of Mansfield; one son and daughter-in-law, Chester A. and Cleo Goodwin, of Middlebury Center,one son, G. Foster Goodwin, address unknown; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, on Sunday, April 26. Services were held Monday, April 27, at the Middlebury Baptist Church, with the Rev. James L. Snyder, her pastor, officiating. Burial was made at Fairview Cemetery, Holiday. The family provided the flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Middlebury Baptist Church.

DOAN Mary Jane
Wellsboro Agitator - January 15, 1936
Mrs. Thomas Holiday - Mrs. Mary Jane Holiday, of Holiday died Friday morning at 10:15 o'clock.  The funeral was held Sunday at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Earl Baker, of Holiday, and at the C. &  M. A. church; burial at Holiday.  Mrs. Holiday was born in Chatham April 23, 1847, daughter of Jacob and Sally Doan.  She was married to Thomas Holiday Oct. 15, 1894 at Wellsboro.  All of her married life had been spent in Holiday where she leaves a wide circle of friends.  She was a member of the C. & M. A. church of Holiday.  Surviving are:  two sons, Edgar Baker, of Corning, and Roy Baker, of Wellsboro; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, number of nieces and nephews.


DUDLEY, Marian R. - Marian R. (Dudley) Sullivan, age 90, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Saturday, August 24, 2019.  She was born on October 8, 1928 in Washington, DC, a daughter of the late David and Marian (Layton) Dudley and was the widow of Stewart W. Sullivan.  Marian was a Seventh Day Adventist and loved to do crossword puzzles and crocheting.  She is survived by two sons: Dewey and Sharon Sullivan of Wellsboro, PA, Rex and Sandy Sullivan of Charles Town, WV, brother: John and Jill Dudley of DE, sister: Mary Greenfield of Artemas, PA, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a son: Ty Sullivan and a great granddaughter.  Visitation will be held on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 10 to 11 am at the Blossburg Seventh Day Adventist Church, Blossburg, PA.  A memorial service will follow at 11:00 am with Pastor Mark Cockerham officiating.  Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Artemas, PA.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. – Mansfield Gazette, PA, 5 September 2019



Wellsboro Agitator - November 11, 1908

Tioga, Nov. 9—Mrs. William Kimball, aged 58, died at her home here on Saturday about 2 p.m. For about a year she had been a great sufferer, but up to within a week she was able to do many things for herself.  She bore her affliction with great patience and although she seemed to think she was needed here, she still had a desire to find rest and meet her Savior and her two children in her Heavenly Home.  She was the only daughter of Wright and Bethiah Dunham and was born at Jackson Center on October 24, 1850. Her husband and three children - Jesse Kimball, of Tioga;  Mrs. Milton Cummings, of Tioga; and Frank Albert Kimball, at home, survive her, besides her mother, Mrs. Wright Dunham, a half-sister, Mrs. Theodore Weller, both of Troy, Pa., and two grandchildren.  The funeral will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 10 o'clock at the late home of the deceased.

Wellsboro Agitator – August 7, 1935
Mrs. Angie M. Westbrook
Mrs. Angie M. Westbrook, one of Tioga’s oldest residents, died Thursday evening at her home on the Wellsboro road in Tioga township.  She celebrated her 93rd birthday October 12, 1934, at her home where she was born, and spent her entire life.  That date also marked the 75th wedding anniversary of Mrs. Westbrook and her late husband, Jacob Westbrook.  Mr. Westbrook died January 22, 1919.  Mrs. Westbrook was the only daughter of Dean and Sally Gail (s/b Gale) Stevens Dutton, who were pioneer residents of Tioga.  Mr. and Mrs. Westbrook were married by Rev. L. J. McCullough, one of the early pastors of the Tioga Presbyterian church.  Mrs. Westbrook is survived by two children, Elroy Westbrook, of Olean, and Mrs. George L. Strait, of Mansfield.  Mrs. Westbrook had been for many years a prominent member of the Tioga Grange, having held the office of treasurer for many years.  Mrs. Westbrook is also survived by the following grandchildren:  Walter W. Strait, of Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Blanche Strait Williams, of Asbury Park, N.J.; Harold Strait, of Mansfield; Edward Westbrook, of Olean; Elroy H Westbrook, of Billings, Montana, and by eight great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, Rev. Orey E. Crippen, pastor of the Tioga and Hammond Baptist churches, officiating; burial in the Hammond cemetery.  (Listed in the Fairview/Holiday cemetery listing)

In Tioga, April 27, 1871, Mr. Dean Dutton, in the 71st year of his age.  (Wednesday, May 17, 1871, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Wellsboro Gazette – October 31, 1974
Mrs. Preston Roe – Mrs. Mary Arlene Roe, 69, wife of Preston Roe, of Wellsboro RD 5, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 1974 at her home.  Born in New York State on Nov. 28, 1904, she was a daughter of William and Madge Galium.  Surviving, besides her husband, are three daughters, Mrs. Mary Phillips, of Chittenango, N.Y., and Miss Flossie Ann Comstock and Mrs. Lois Conrad, both of Syracuse, N.Y.; four sons, Donald Powers, also of Syracuse; Richard and Thomas Comstock, both of Rochester, N.Y., and Paul Comstock, of Westfield; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  The funeral was held Sunday at the Tussey Funeral Home, 139 Main Street.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Holiday.  The Rev. James. L. Snyder, pastor of the Holiday Baptist Church, officiated.


GEE Hazel May Whitney

Wellsboro Gazette –August 10, 1850

Mrs. Hazel May Whitney, 51, died July 26 at her home in Crooked Creek. She was the wife of Henry L. Whitney.  Surviving, besides her husband are one daughter, Alice Whitney, of Elmira; three sons, John, of Charleston; Claude, of Crooked Creek and Raymond, of Tioga; one brother. Morgan Gee, of Elmira; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home of Claude Whitney on Saturday at 2 p. m., Rev. Orey Crippen, of Roseville officiating. Interment in Fairview cemetery at Crooked Creek.  


Wellsboro Agitator – April 12, 1944
Mrs. Milton D. Holiday – Mrs. Esther Gleason Holiday, aged 87 years, of Holiday, died April 4, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Reynolds, Wellsboro, R. D.  She was born at Powers Corners, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Gleason.  She is survived by her husband, Milton D. Holiday.  The funeral was held Friday at the Holiday Baptist church, Walter Baker officiating; burial in the Holiday cemetery.

Wellsboro Gazette – August 23, 1934
A daughter was born Tuesday to Mr. and Mrs. Willard Goodwin.  The child died Tuesday afternoon.  A prayer service was held Wednesday; interment was made in the Fairview cemetery.

Wellsboro Gazette – January 1, 1970
Devilla J. Goodwin, 70, of Crooked Creek died Thursday, Dec. 25, 1969, at his home.  He was born April 2, 1899, in Middlebury Center, son of Orren and Lula Sweet Goodwin.  He was a retired cattle dealer and farmer.  Surviving are his wife, the former Luva Decker; a daughter, Mrs. Marietta Farrer, Mansfield; a son, Chester, of Crooked Creek; two brothers, Gordon, of Middlebury Center, and Melvin, of Marseilles, Ill.; five sisters, Mrs. Rachel Fuller and Mrs. Wilda Combs, both of Middlebury Center, Mrs. Luella Roe, Johnson City, N.J.; Mrs. Wanda Mosher, Galeton, and Mrs. Louise Bell, Cypress, Calif.; seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.  The funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Holiday Baptist Church.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery at Holiday.  The Rev. Faye Crossman officiated.  The Tussey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Wellsboro Agitator – January 17, 1963
Willard Goodwin, 62, died Saturday, January 12, 1963, in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, where he had been admitted for medical treatment in the morning.  Born June 18, 1900, in Middlebury Twp, he was the son of Orren and Lula Sweet Goodwin.  He was a member of the Middlebury Center Odd Fellows Lodge and the Wellsboro Encampment No. 78.  Surviving are his wife, the former Lucille Mosher, a son, Duane, of Tioga, a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Neal of Cowanesque; three brothers, Devilla, of Crooked Creek, Gordon of Middlebury Center, and Melvin, of Marseilles, Ill., five sisters, Mrs. Luella Roe, of Johnson City, N.Y., Mrs. Wanda Mosher, of Elmira Heights, N.Y., Mrs. Louise Bell, of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Rachel Fuller and Mrs. Wilda Combs, both of Middlebury Center and five grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home.  Burial in Fairview Cemetery at Holiday.  The Rev. Gordon Abrams, pastor of the Baptist Church, officiated.

Wellsboro Agitator – March 29, 1899
Last Thursday evening Viola the only child of Satley and Verna Grover, died.  She was eight years old.  The funeral was held yesterday, Rev. J. C. Warren officiating.  The interment was in the Holiday cemetery.  Mr. and Mrs. Grover, of Hanford, Susquehanna county, and Mrs. Mann and Mrs. Buell, of Wellsburg, N.Y. were called here on account of their grandchild’s illness and death.  Viola was a member of the Children’s Mission Band, and the children marched by the casket and each placed flowers on it in the church and at the grave.  Notwithstanding the bad roads a number of people came from Mill Creek to attend the funeral.  Mr. Grover moved from there about a year ago.

GUY – Mrs. Clara I. Brown, 71, of Millerton RD2, died Sunday, December 29, 1985, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He husband, Wilbur F. Brown, died in 1983. Born at Blossburg July 14, 1914, she was a daughter of Harry and Isabell Ames Guy. She is survived by 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Wilbur and Patricia Brown of Gillett, PA and James and Michele Brown of Middlebury Center, PA; 1 daughter and son-in-law, Bruce and Patricia Davis of Hollywood, FL; 1 sister, Wayda Marcy of Elkland, PA; 7 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 11 AM Thursday, Jan. 2 at Kuhl-Wilston’s Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial in Fairview Cemetery at Middlebury Center, Tioga County. The Rev. Edwin Green, pastor of Roseville United Methodist Church, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 PM Wednesday.

HAMM Maude May
Wellsboro Agitator - March 22, 1933
Crookedcreek, March 20 - Mrs. Maude May Baker, aged 55 years, died at her home in Corning, Wednesday morning, March 15, after an illness of three days of complications.  She was born at Wellsboro Junction, Pa., Nov. 20, 1877, daughter of Henry and Addie Hamm.  She was married to Edgar Baker in Lawrenceville in January, 1898.  They resided at Crookedcreek until 8 years ago, when they moved to Corning, where Mr. Baker is employed at the Corning Glass Works.  Mrs. Baker is survived by three children, Mrs. Earl Baker and Floyd Baker, of Crookedcreek, and Mrs. Richard Sample, of Corning, and ten grandchildren.  The beautiful floral offerings showed the esteem in which she was held by her many friends.  The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at the C. & M. A. church at Crookedcreek, Walter Baker, officiating; burial in Fairview cemetery at Crookedcreek.

Wellsboro Agitator – January 11, 1922
Crookedcreek, Jan. 9 – Mrs. Neva Hammond West, aged 34 years, wife of Rufus West, died Jan. 3, of cancer, at her home on the North Road, Holiday, Pa.  She was born June 29, 1887, daughter of Rev. R. K. and Ella Hammond, and had resided here since the spring of 1914.  She was married to Rufus West on April 10, 1913.  She is survived by her husband and an adopted daughter, Clara, also by the following brothers and sisters – Bessie Hammond of North Brookfield, Mass; Clara and Ethel Hammond, of Canandaigua, N.Y.; Frances Hammond, of Wellsboro; Pascal and Payson, of Bradford, Pa.; Paul, of Perry, N.Y. , and Stanley, of the U. S. Navy.  Mrs. West was a member of the Grange and was a teacher in the Sunday School for a number of years until prevented by illness.  The funeral was held Jan. 5, Rev. M. J. Scripture officiating; interment in Fairview cemetery at Holiday.

Wellsboro Agitator – February 2, 1916
Mrs. Elizabeth Keeney, a highly respected resident of Holiday, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leroy Sweet, at Niles Valley, on Jan.26.  She was 78 years of age and was born at Newark, New Jersey, April 17, 1838.  She was the daughter of Henry and Margaret Hayse and was married to V. Eugene Keeney, of Holiday, in 1862.  Six children were born to them – Mrs. Belle Frank and Mrs. Sadie Avery, both of Wellsboro; Mrs. Bertha Avery, of Elmira; Mrs. Grace Marvin, of Corning; Mrs. Angie Sweet, of Niles Valley, and Mrs. Addie Zimmer, deceased.  Mrs. Keeney was a devoted Christian and a kind and loving mother.  She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.  The funeral services were held at the Christian Alliance church at Holiday, Rev. Mr. Totten officiating; interment in Fairview cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator – February 2, 1916
News from Crookedcreek – The remains of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Keeney, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leroy Sweet, at Niles Valley, were brought here last Friday and the funeral was held at the Alliance church at 2 o’clock.  Rev. Mr. Totten, of Keeneyville, officiated; burial in Fairview cemetery.

HAYES Elizabeth
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, February 2, 1916
Mrs. Elizabeth Keeney, a highly respected resident of Holiday, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leroy Sweet, at Niles Valley on Jan. 26. She was 78 years of age and was born at Newark, New Jersey, April 17, 1838. She was the daughter of Henry and Margaret Hayes and was married to V. Eugene Keeney of Holiday in 1862. Six children were born to them: Mrs. Belle Frank and Mrs. Sadie Avery of Elmira; Mrs. Grace Marvin of Corning; Mrs. Angie Sweet of Niles Valley and Mrs. Addie Zimmer, deceased. Funeral services were held at the Christian Alliance Church at Holiday and interment in Fairview Cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator – April 8, 1942
Ernest Spence Hayes, aged 55 years, for 27 years Postmaster at Crookedcreek, Pa., died at 8 p.m. Monday, April 6, at the Corning hospital, where he had been a patient for five days.  He had been ill for six weeks.  Mr. Hayes was born Aug. 8, 1886, son of Samuel and Ella Mitchell Hayes, and married Violet Allen, of Jacksonville, Fla., at Wiliamsport in 1923.  Except for five years spent in Georgia he had always lived at Crookedcreek.  He attended the Baptist church and was a member of the Holiday and Tioga Band.  He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Ella, at home; two step-daughters, Mrs. John Wriglesworth, of Clearfield, and Mrs. Charles Wagner, of Crookedcreek; four great-grandchildren; an uncle, Arthur Hayes, of Corning; a niece, Mary Louise Hayes, of Middlebury; two nephews, Carleton and Garland Hayes, of Baltimore, Md.; several cousins.  A private prayer service will be held at the home Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and the funeral will be held at the Holiday Baptist church at 2 p.m., Rev. Orey Bolt officiating; burial in Fairview cemetery, Holiday.

Gazette and Bulletin (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) – October 27, 1952
Wellsboro – L Carlton Hayes, 50, of 40 West Water Street, Wellsboro, died Sunday morning, Oct. 26, 1952 at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital.  He was born in Middlebury Center, was an employee at the Corning Glass Works and a member of the Supervisors Club of that company.  He was a member of the Wellsboro Presbyterian Church, the Williamsport Moose Lodge145 and the Williamsport VFW.  Surviving is his wife, Marguerite, his mother, Mrs. Joseph West, Sr., Middlebury; a brother, Lawrence Hayes, Elmira, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Lloyd Carpenter, Middlebury.  Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 126 Main Street, Wellsboro.  The Rev. W. L. Mark will officiate.   Burial will be in Holiday Cemetery.

Wellsboro Gazette – January 31, 1902
Death of Samuel Hayes – Crooked Creek, Jan. 31 – Last Friday morning after a long and severe illness Samuel A. Hayes diedat the home of his son, Arthur.  He was born in St. Johns, N. B?., 1833.  His parents moved to New York City the same year and moved from there to Charleston township in 1842.  In 1852 he married Miss Deborah Keeney, who diedabout nine years ago.  Unto them were born eight children, three of whom survive:  H. L., S. I., and Arthur G. Hayes.  He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Hugh McInroy, of Charleston, and Mrs. V. E. Keeney, of this place.  The deceased had lived here most of his married life.  He was Constable and Collector for twelve years.  He was a charter member of the Free Baptist Church and a deacon most of the time.  The funeral was held at the Free Baptist church at 11 o’clock Sunday morning and was largely attended.  Interment was in the Holiday cemetery.

HEATER Melvin W.
Age 82, of Covington, PA, diedat his home Monday, February 16, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. Melvin was the husband of the late Mary Heater, who died June 20, 2008. He was born September 28, 1926 in Mansfield, PA, a son of Charles and Anna (Seeley) Heater. Melvin was a self-employed dairy farmer and owner of Heater's Trailer Park. He also had been employed at the A&P Plant in Big Flats, NY. Melvin enjoyed watching Western's, including John Wayne movies. Melvin is survived by children and their spouses, Darlene Gray of Athens, PA, Dawn McCartney of Athens, PA, Daniel (Darla) Earl of Sayre, PA, Bonnie (Allen Howe) Reynolds of Owego, NY, Georgia (Danny) Hawken of Elmira, NY, Susan (Bert) Godoy of Vestal, NY, Cindy (Dennis Riddell) Roupp of Randolph, NY, Penny (James) Rockett of Waverly, NY, Lugene (Donald) Chamberlain of Mansfield, PA, Charles and Zineb Heater of Florida, Roger Heater of Tioga, PA, Connie and Dan Cobb of Millerton, PA; sister, Gladys Wood of Mansfield, PA; sister-in-law, Eleanor Heater of Buffalo, NY; a special nephew and friend, Gordon and Sheila Wood; several nieces and nephews; numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; a stepson, Charles Earl, in 2007; stepdaughter, Kathleen Earl, in 1952; stepson, Gary "Skip" Earl, in 1996; stepgrandson, Charles Earl, in 1997'; his parents,. Charles and Anna Heater; and brothers, Charles Heater, Milford Heater, and Judson Heater. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, February 20, 2009, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Holiday, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Melvin's memory to Guthrie Hospice, Towanda, PA 18848.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/17/2009

Wellsboro Gazette – April 25, 1974
Mrs. Jennie B. Wolf, Crooked Creek died Monday, April 22nd at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital following a short illness.  Mrs. Wolf was born in Tioga County on August 13, 1900, a daughter of William and Betty Smith Hemingway.  She was a retired employee of Wellsboro plant of the Corning Glass Works.  She was the widow of Isaac Wolf. Mrs. Wolf was a member of the Christian Missionary and Alliance Church of Holiday, where she was a deaconess and a member of the board of trustees.  She had taught Sunday school there for 50 years.  Friends may call at the Spink Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 25 at 2 p.m. at the Christian Missionary and Alliance Church at Holiday.  Rev. Robert Reese, former pastor will officiate.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

HOLIDAY Daniel David
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Thursday, May 19, 1904
Daniel Holiday, the oldest resident of Middlebury twp, died at his home at Crooked Creek on Tuesday afternoon in his 94th year. "Uncle Daniel" as he was familiarly known had been feeling as well as usual until about 10 days ago when he began to show signs of a general breaking down; but as there was no specific trouble his family felt no more alarm than would be natural for one in his advanced years. His mind was clear and he retained his mental faculties up to a few days before his death. His death was the result of a gradual wearing out of nature's structure and when the end came he diedas peacefully as a child. Mr Holiday was born at Elkland, September 26, 1810. When 12 years old he began working out as a farm hand and later he learned the carpenter's trade. He went to Holiday, Middlebury twp in 1829 where he conducted a hotel for 15 years. He was then elected a Justice of the Peace, which office he filled continuously for 40 years, and also served as a Notary Public six years. He carried on a general store for several years and conducted a farm during the whole time, finally retiring from active business about 1876. Mr. Holiday married Alvira Keeney, a daughter of Thomas Keeney, who bore him 7 children, 5 of whom survive: Byron B. Holiday of Elmira, NY; Van Buren B. Holiday of ?; Delos and Darius Holiday of Wellsboro; Mrs. P. Blanchard of Rochester and H. P. Holiday of Crooked Creek. His second wife was Ruth A., a daughter of I. P. Keeney, who became the mother of 4 children, 3 of whom survive as follows: Mary, wife of Samuel O. Putnam of Wellsboro; Addie, wife of Samuel Maxwell and Claude M. Holiday of Corning. He is also survived by his wife, aged 74 years, together with 15 grandchildren and 21 gr-grandchildren. ... Funeral services will be held this afternoon.

Wellsboro Agitator - December 9, 1925
Death of Ephraim Holiday
Crookedcreek, Dec. 8 - Ephraim Holiday, of Nelson died Monday.  The remains were brought here Tuesday for burial in the Holiday Cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator - October 11, 1933
George Holiday, aged 66 years, of Middlebury, died Sunday morning at 2:45 o'clock at the home of his son, Porter.  He is survived, besides the son, by a daughter, Helen Holiday, his mother, Mrs. Helen Holiday and by a sister, Mrs. Nettie Lewis.  Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon, Rev. Orey E. Crippen, of Crookedcreek, officiating; burial at Middlebury.  He was a nephew of D. D. Holiday, well known Civil War veteran, of Wellsboro.  Buried in Holiday Fairview.

HOLIDAY Haletus Porter
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Thursday, January 17, 1929
Porter Holiday, son of Daniel and Alvira K. Holiday, was born at Crooked Creek Sept. 30, 1844 and died Jan 13, 1929 at his home in Holiday, following a short illness of pneumonia. He was united in marriage to Ellen M. Root, July 3, 1866. To this union 2 children were born, Mrs. Nettie Lewis and George Holiday, both at home. Mr. Holiday had spent his entire life at Hills Creek. He was a loving husband and father, a very kind and thoughtful neighbor, his house was always open to everyone, showing great hospitality. The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ellen Holiday: one daughter, Mrs. Nettie Lewis, one son, George Holiday, 3 grandchildren, Wade Lewis of Catlin Hollow; Mrs. Claude West of Charleston; Mrs. Robert Borden of Hills Creek, also .... and one brother Darius Holiday of Wellsboro and one half-sister and one half-brother, Claude Holiday of Syracuse...funeral service held yesterday and burial in the Holiday cemetery...

Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Thursday, November 19, 1891
Crooked Creek, Nov 17----- Mrs. Lavina Cady, aged 74 years, widow of Calvin Cady, died last week Wednesday. She leaves 3 sisters and 2 brothers. For the last 6 months of her life she was a great sufferer. About 50 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Cady took her brothers' son, H. P. Holiday, then an infant 2 weeks old and reared him as their own child. She died at his home, leaving him all her property.

Wellsboro Agitator -  February 15, 1911
Crooked Creek, Feb. 13 - On Saturday, Feb. 11th, Mrs Mary E. White died at her home, of bronchial pneumonia, aged 91 years.  She was the daughter of Daniel and Rhoda Holiday, and was born at Elkland, February 10, 1820. When quite young she moved with her parents to Nelson and resided there until, at the age of 14 years, she came to Crooked Creek and lived with her brother, Daniel Holiday.  . In 1840 she was married to Daniel White, who died several years ago.  Seven children were born to them -Waldo, Sereno, Milford (deceased) Calphurna, Albert, Addie and Ida. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren.  She was baptized in 1878 and joined the Christian church and in 1889 she joined the Free Will Baptist church.  Mrs. White was a kind neighbor, always ready to lend a hand, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  The funeral will be held in the Free Will Baptisit church today, at 2 o'clock, Rev. R. M. Cloud, of Wellsboro, officiaitng; burial in the Fairview Cemetery.

Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Thursday, February, 16, 1911
Crooked Creek, Feb. 15--Mrs. Mary White died last Saturday at her home in this place of bronchial pneumonia. She was 91 years of age. Mrs. White was the daughter of Daniel and Rhoda Holiday, and was born at Elkland, February 10, 1820. ...moved with her parents to Nelson, where she resided until about 14 years of ago when she came to Crooked Creek where she had since lived. In 1840 she was married to Daniel White and is survived by 6 children--Waldo, Sereno, Calphurna, Albert, Addie and Ida. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren... The funeral was held Monday and interment in Fairview Cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator – June 3, 1925
Death of Mrs. Matie Holiday – Crookedcreek, June 1. – Mrs. Matie Holiday was born in Farmington, Nov. 24, 1871, and died May 31, 1925, at her home here, of cancer, after a long illness.  She was the daughter of Ephraim and Mary Crippen Holiday.  She was married to George Holiday Nov. 23, 1898.  To them one son, Lynn, was born, who is deceased.  She was an earnest Christian, a devoted wife and a good neighbor.  Mrs. Holiday is survived by her husband, by her aged father, and one brother, both of Nelson, and one sister, Mrs. Henry Harris of Tioga, R. D.  The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. R. A. Fargo and Rev. William Edmonds, both of this place, officiating; interment in the Holiday cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator – August 22, 1945
Milton D. Holiday, aged 84 years, died Saturday morning, Aug. 18.  He was born at Holiday, March 15, 1861, son of Van Buren and Alvira Carpenter Holiday. He is survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Florence Holiday, nieces, Misses Dorothy and Marie Holiday, of Elmira.  He was a retired New York Central Railroad employee.  Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Holiday church, Rev. Walter Baker officiating; burial in the Holiday cemetery.

Wellsboro Gazette – September 9, 1954
Mrs. Nettie Evelyn Lewis, 85, died last Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Milton Plumley, of Crooked Creek.  She was born at Hills Creek on February 4, 1869, the daughter of Porter Holiday and Evelyn Root Holiday.  Surviving besides Mrs. Plumley is another daughter, Mrs. Eva Borden, of Hills Creek; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon, with the Rev. David Burrows officiating.  Burial in Fairview cemetery, at Holiday.

Wellsboro Gazette – September 2, 1926
Crooked Creek, Sept. 1 – Thomas N. Holiday, a life long resident of this place, died at his home on Saturday, Aug. 28, after a lingering illness.  He was born in Middlebury township, June 16, 1844, and had spent his entire life in this vicinity.  He enlisted in the Army in 1864 with Co. F, 11th Pa. Cav. serving 11 months.  Mr. Holiday married for his first wife, Hester Johnson, to them were born four children – Ida, Maude, deceased, and Mrs. William Crist, of Salmanaca, Mrs. Fannie Black, of Elmira.  Later he married Mary Baker, no children were born to this union.  The deceased was a faithful member of the church for nearly 35 years and very active as long as his health would permit.  He is survived by his widow, two daughters, three stepson, Ed Baker, John Baker, of this place, and Roy Baker, of Wellsboro Junction, also a number of grandchildren.  The funeral services were held at the C. M. A. church of which e was a member, Rev. Sipley officiating; burial in Fairview cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator - September 1, 1926
Crookedcreek, Aug. 31 - Thomas N. Holiday died Saturday shortly after noon after a long illness.  He was born in Middlebury township June 16, 1844.  He married Hester Johnson Nov. 20, 1865 and to them were born four children, Ida and Maud deceased; Anna, wife of William Cris of Salmananca, N.Y., and Fannie Black , of Elmira.  He was married for his second wife, Mrs. Mary Baker.  His entire life was spent in this vicinity.  He was a veteran of the civil war.  He united with the Free Baptist church about 35 years ago and had been a faithful member, a good solider of the Cross as well as for his country.  He is survived by his widow and two daughters, before mentioned, three stepsons, John and Ed. Baker of this place and Roy Baker, of Wellsboro Junction; seven grand children and nine great grand children besides many friends and relatives.  The funeral was held at the C. M. A. church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Mr. Sipley, pastor of the church officiating; interment in Fair View cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator - January 11, 1950
O. D. Hotchkiss, aged 81 years, of Crooked Creek, Pa, died Sunday, Jan. 8, after several years of ill health.  He was an active member of the Free Methodist Church of Wellsboro.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elsie Waltz Hotchkiss, and the following children:  Mrs. Gladys H. Monks, of Blossburg; Rev. Robert D. Hotchkiss, of Utica, and Donald L. Hotchkiss, at home.  Also, three children by his former marriage to Minnie Baker, of Crooked Creek:  Mrs. Florence Wagner, of Crooked Creek; George L. Hotchkiss and Mrs. Norma H. Goodwin, of Wellsboro; three brothers, Elton J. Hotchkiss, of Wellsboro; Will Hotchkiss, of Elmira, and Chester Hotchkiss, of Norton, Massachusetts.  There are 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be held Wednesday, with prayer service at 1:30 p.m., at the home and at 2 p.m., at the C&MA church at Crooked Creek, Rev. Floyd Wright and Rev. Alfred Carl officiating; burial in Fairview cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator - September 14, 1904
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hotchkiss mourn the death of their little daughter, Velmah.  She was a bright and lovable child and the bereaved parents have the sympathy of the community.


HUGHES Kathryn E. Knapp

Wellsboro Gazette - August 22, 1968

Mrs. Kathryn Knapp, 88, of Wellsboro, R.D. 2, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Butler of the same address.  She was the widow of the late Fred Knapp and was born March 14, 1880 in Tioga, the daughter of Benjamin and Amanda Rolason Hughes.  She was a member of the Baptist Church of Wellsboro.  In addition to Mrs. Butler, she is survived by a son, Milford Paris, Tioga; one sister, Mrs. Clarence Wheeler and one brother, William Hughes, both of Wellsburg, N.Y.; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Kuhl Funeral Home.  The Rev. Orey Crippen officiated.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery.


 Ruby Hughes Shaw, 89, of the Green Home, Wellsboro, formerly of Middlebury, died Monday, Aug. 31, 1987, at the Green Home. She was born Jan. 20, 1898, in Tioga, the daughter of Charles and Nettie Sunderland Hughes. A member of the OES in Springfield, Ma., she was a retired Tioga area school teacher. Her husband, Harold, predeceased her in 1977. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Helen Avery of Cuyahoga Falls, Oh; one granddaughter, Elise Avery of Cuyahoga Falls; one grandson, Nicholas Avery of Lowell, Ma; and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield, Thursday, Sept. 3, from 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services will be held there Friday, Sept. 4, at 11 am, with the Rev. Peter Harer officiating.  Burial will be made in Fairview Cemetery in Middlebury Center.


Wellsboro Agitator – October 14, 1908
Mr. B. C. Hymes, aged 72, who served in the civil war, died at his home in Muncy, Oct 2d.  Deceased was brought here the 5th and the funeral services were held at the First Baptist church, Rev. Solomon officiating.  Mr. Hymes was formerly of this place.  He leaves a wife, daughter, Mrs. Seth Daggett, of Hughsville and mother and three sisters, namely:  Mrs. Loraine Hymes, of Canada; Mrs. Amelia Croft, of Muskegan, Michigan, and Mrs. T. M. Archer, of this place.  Interment was in Fairview cemetery

Wellsboro Agitator – February 18, 1879
Died – at Holidaytown, February 10, 1879, Mr. George W. Hymes, aged 68 years.

Gazette and Bulletin (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) – January 23, 1953
Wellsboro – Services for Mrs. Mary Archer, who died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1953, will be this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Baptist Church, Holiday.  Burial will be in Holiday Cemetery.

Wellsboro Gazette – January 22, 1953
Mrs. Mary Archer, one of Wellsboro’s “grand old ladies,” died Tuesday night at the Park Home in Williamsport, where she had resided for the past 12 years, completing a long life of service to her church and her friends as she neared her 96th birthday.  It was here she made many new friends, while constantly keeping in touch with her old friends by letter, cards, hand-made gifts of love and never failing notes of sympathy to those in trouble.  While in Wellsboro she was devoted to the church of her choice the Baptist, and active in its societies.  However throughout the years she kept her membership in the Baptist Church at Holiday.  She was born March 7, 1857 at Holiday, the daughter of Washington and Mary Reddington Hymes where she resided until she married Thomas Mode Archer of Middlebury township.  Following her husband’s death in February, 1922 Mrs. Archer made her home with her niece, Mrs. Katherine Daggett and family of East avenue until 12 years ago when she moved to Williamsport to enter the Park Home.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Elva Waple, of Tyrone; two granddaughters, Miss Gertrude Pollock and Mrs. John Dickinson, of Tyrone; one grandson, James Pollock, of Texas; two nieces of Michigan; two grand-nieces, Mrs. R. A. Conevery and Mrs. Katherine Daggett, and one grand-nephew, Donald Daggett; one great-grandniece, Miss Joan Conevery and one great-grand-nephew, Robert D. Conevery, all of Wellsboro.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Baptist Church in Holiday.  Burial in Holiday cemetery.

JONES, Ruth M. - Ruth M. Gee, age 92 of Elkland passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Roseview Nursing Center in Williamsport. Born April 26, 1926 in Troupsburg, NY, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Eva (Sayre) Jones. She married Raymond C. Gee, who passed away on April 24, 1981. Ruth is survived by her brother, George Jones of Montgomery, PA and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 3rd at 11:00 AM in Fairview Cemetery, Osceola. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. – Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 30 October 2018

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