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Horn Cemetery, Morris 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.

BLACKWELL Floyd Melvin
May 23 1952
Three Die in Fire near Morris
Mother, Son and Daughter Trapped in House; Father and Brother Escape.
Three persons were burned to death when the rural home of Mr and Mrs. Robert Blackwell, Morris R. D., located four miles south of Morris near Oregon Hill, was destroyed by fire about 3 a. m. Friday morning.  Dead are Mrs. Blackwell; her daughter, Shirley Ann Blackwell, 15, student at Liberty Joint High School; a son, Floyd Melvin Blackwell 21, who was discharged from the armed forces in January. The father and his brother, Willis Blackwell, were also in the home but escaped from the burning building. Robert Blackwell suffered burns about the head and face. The fire was discovered by Shirley Blackwell who awakened the family. She and her brother, Floyd, tried to attach their mother's artificial leg before carrying her to safety. Apparently, this took too much time and when the three reached the stairs, it collapsed under them. It is believed that defective radio wiring caused the fire.  When Morris firemen arrived only three walls were still standing and within, seconds they went down, too. The men searched the ruins for remains of the bodies. All three were found close together.  Shirley Ann Blackwell was a sophomore in the Liberty Joint High School.  Floyd Melvin Blackwell had served 13 months in Germany with the Seventh Field Artillery in WW 2, later he served 14 months in Japan with the First Cavalry.  He was honorably discharged In January.  Mrs. Annie English Blackwell aged 54 years, a native of Oregon Hill, is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Walter Hunter, Wellsboro; Mrs. Charles Warner and Mrs. William Matthews, Morris; sons, Robert Jr., Wellsboro; John, Morris; Cpl. Willis, Indiantown Gap; brothers, Leon English, Williamsport; John English, and a foster brother, Leland Farnsworth, Knoxville; sisters. Mrs. Ruth Torpey Corning N. Y. Mrs. Florence White Buffalo, N. Y; Mrs. Cora Cotter Texas.  Funeral services were held Monday the Rev Robert Wilhelm officiating; burial in the Horn cemetery.

BLACKWELL - Claude Wellwood  Blackwell
Claude W Blackwell, 81, of Morris RD 1, died Thursday, Jan 21, 1971, in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Bath N. Y.  Born May 20 1889, in Lloyd, he was the son of John H. and Anna English Blackwell.  He was a veteran of World War 2 Surviving are nieces and nephews.  The funeral was held Sunday at Tussey's, 139 Main Street. Burial was in Horn Cemetery, Morris. The Rev. John Coppock, of the Morris Wesleyan Church, officiated.

BLACKWELL -  Pvt. Clifford Blackwell - The remains of Pvt. Clifford Daniel Blackwell, 20, LUA, who was killed in an accident April 13, 1946, at Balean, Brazil, was brought to the Bastian Funeral Home last week. The funeral was held Sunday at the Wesleyan Methodist church, in Morris township. Rev. Adelbert Edwards officiated. Military honors were conducted by members of W. Earle Champaign Post, American Legion; burial at Morris. He is survived by his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Blackwell, Sr., sisters, Ellen and Patricia Ann Blackwell; brother, Nelson; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Delbert Broughton, all of Morris. - Wellsboro Gazette, 29 April 1948

BLACKWELL Clinton Arthur
Clinton Arthur Blackwell, 80, of 15 Conway Street, died Tuesday May 10 1966 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial hospital. He was born June 18 1885 in Morris, the son of John and Anna English Blackwell. Survived by wife Blanche M Lupole Blackwell, son Willis D “Pete” Blackwell Canton, Ohio granddaughter Mrs. Lewis Lana Obourn, great granddaughter Renee brothers Willis and Claude, both of Morris. Body is at the Kuhl Funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

BLACKWELL John H  Blackwell
Aged 57 years, died at the Blossburg hospital on Thursday 8 May 1918, of pernicious anemia He was born here and had been a lifelong, resident of Morris Township. His wife, a daughter of the late Robert English, died about four years ago; He is survived by four sons, Clinton, of Leetonia. Claude, of Camp Lee Virginia, and Willis P and Robert Mial, of Morris. The funeral services were held on Saturday Rev WW Reeder officiating; interment was made at the Horn cemetery.

Mr. John M. Blackwell, a, well-known Citizen of Morris died last Friday 1 October 1886 at the age of 58 years.

Norman L. BLACKWELL, 87, of RD 1, Morris, died Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro.  Born Feb. 12, 1900 in Morris Township, he was the son of James L. and Alta Breed Blackwell.  He was a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and a member of Morris Wesleyan Church in Morris.  Surviving are his wife, Martha (Turner) Blackwell; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Rounsville of RD 6, Wellsboro and Mrs. Alice Heatley of RD 1, Morris; two sons, Herman T. and Glenn N., both of RD 1, Morris; a brother, Clifford D. of RD 2, Middlebury Center; three half sisters, Mrs. Nila Grojean of Fedhaven, Fl., Mrs. Grace McInroy of Wellsboro and Mrs. Norma Heatley of Liberty; 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends called at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro, Friday, Sept. 18, where funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 19.  The Rev. William B. Hurlbert, his former pastor, and the Rev. Gary Wickard, his pastor, officiated.  Burial was made in Horn Cemetery.

BLACKWELL Robert Mial Blackwell
Robert Mial Blackwell, age 77 of Morris, died Saturday, October 1, 1960 at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. He was a retired farmer.  He is survived by three sons, John H.of Morris, RD 1; Robert L., Wellsboro, RD 4, Willis, Wellsboro, RD 3; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Hunter, RD 1, Wellsboro;. Mrs. Charles Warner, Morris RD 3 three brothers, Clinton, Wellsboro; Claude, Morris RD 1; and Willis, sixteen grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Morris Wesleyan Methodist Church with Rev. Merlin Loomis and Rev. Paul Lawrence officiating. Burial was in the Horn Cemetery, Morris

 James H. Campbell, 80, of Morris RD 1, died Sunday, March 11, 1973, at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born in Morris on June 11, 1892, a son of Fred and Lovina Reppard Campbell. Mr. Campbell was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife, the former Alice Park, and two sisters, Mrs. Cecila Evans, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Stella Andrews, of Morris. The funeral was held Wednesday at Spink's, 126 Main Street, Wellsboro.  Burial was in Horn Cemetery, Morris. The Rev. Willard L. Bergey, pastor of the Wellsboro Mennonite Fellowship, officiated.

ENGLISH - Death of Mrs. John H Blackwell  (ANNA ENGLISH )
Mrs. John Blackwell died at her home near Dixie Run On Sunday morning 13 September 1914 of cancer of the mouth and throat, aged 67 years. She is survived by her husband and four children: Robert Mial, Willis P, Claude at home; Clinton of Lloyds also four brothers and one Sister Lafayette and James of Dixie Run John of Halls NY Stuart, of Lloyd, and Mrs. Joseph Brown, of Morris.  Interment was made on Tuesday in the Horn cemetery

JESSE E. HUMMEL, 72 of Morris, Pa. Unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 3, 1956.  He was employed by the Pennsylvania State Highway and was a member of Lorenton Grange in Morris.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Patterson of Elkland, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Agnes Quick, Mrs. Ella Quick, Mrs. Bessie Quick, Mrs. Blanche Lindberg, Mrs. Virgie Cramer and Mrs. Chloe Kalandry, all who reside in or near Philipsburg, Pa.; five grandchildren.  The body is at the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro where friends may call.  Funeral there today at 2 p.m. the Rev. Paul Lawrence.  Horn Cemetery, near Morris.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/5/1956

KRAFFT – Erna M. Wenger, 81, of RD, Morris, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Nov. 12, 1922 in Reading, she was the daughter of Augustus and Therasa Zentgraf Krafft. Friends and relatives were invited to Erna’s Life Celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Services followed visitation with Father Albert Leonard officiating. Burial was made in Horn Cemetery, Morris Township. – The Mansfield Gazette, 6 Oct. 2004, p.6A

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 20 DEC 2004
By Joyce M. Tice