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Larrison Cemetery, Clymer Township, Tioga County PA

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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.

Wellsboro Agitator – July 14, 1937
Hiram Brownell, aged 95 years, civil war veteran, died at the Mt Alto Veterans Hospital, In Washington, D. C., July 3. His home was in Westfield.  Mr. Brownell was born in Hornell Janury 22, 1842. At the age of 19 he enlisted as a volunteer in the 13th New York Infantry.  He was attached to the Army of the Potomac and took part in many of the major engagements of the civil war. At the expiration of his term of enlistment he was honorably discharged. A few years later he went to Kansas and New Mexico.  He engaged in hotel work, then railroad construction and later, as a ranch hand.   He bought a farm at Great Bend, Kansas, and he returned east in 1882, locating near Westfield where he married and made his home for nearly 40 years.  He is survived by three sons, Henry L., of Dubois; James V., and Robert 0., of Washington, D. C.

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday,  September 8, 1909
Silas B. Davis, of Westfield, died of typhoid fever at the home of his daughter, Mrs Margaret Watrous on August 28th, after an illness of six weeks.  He was the son of Jared and Parmella Davis and was born at Cincinnatus, NY., Nov 15, 1838.  when eight years old, his parents moved to Pine Creek and ten years later purchased the farm at Lansing which was owned by Mr S. B. Davis at the time of his death.  In 1868 he married Mrs Catherine Elizabeth Larrison and to them were born three children -- Margaret, Ralph and Ray, the latter dying when seven years old.  Mrs Davis died in December 1904.  In 1895 Mr Davis moved at Watrous and in 1905 to Westfield.  The funeral was held from the home of W. A. Ritter on August 29th.  Rev. D. L. Pitts officiating.  Interment was made in the Larrison Cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator – March 31, 1920
--Mrs. U. G. Ransom died at her home in Passaic, N.J., on March 28, after an illness of several weeks.  She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Potter Fish, of Davis and was married to Mr. Ransom in 1901 and soon after moved to New Jersey.  The remains were brought to Westfield for burial.  The funeral was held at the Methodist Episcopal church Thursday; interment in the Larrison cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator – September 2, 1908
--George Francis, an old resident of Gaines, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Head, at Addison, the other day, after a prolonged illness.  Mr. Francis had been ill since May and since that time his death has been almost hourly expected.  The remains were taken to Gaines and at the home of Mrs. Oliver Cargill of that place the funeral was conducted.  The remains were laid at rest in the Larrison cemetery, at Mixtown.  The deceased is survived by a wife, six daughters and a son.

Wellsboro Agitator – June 10, 1942
Mrs. Mary Acla, aged 92 years, a former resident of Westfield and widow of Ephraim Acla, died Sunday evening at 8: 5 o’clock at the home of her brother, Samuel E. Frith in Galeton, where she had made her home for the past 14 years.  She had been ill about 10 years.  She was born in Saddleworth, England, March 8, 1850, daughter of Robert and Nanny Schofield Frith.  The family came to this country in 1859 and settled in Philadelphia.  Mrs. Acla spent most of her life in Tioga county, residing in Westfield and Davis Station.  She was a member of the Episcopal church.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 o’clock; burial in the Larrison cemetery at Clymer.



Wellsboro Agitator - March 30, 1927

Mrs. Isa Rexford, aged 75 years, wife of James Rexford, of Clymer, died of heart disease March 21.  She is survived by two sons, Walter and George, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles D. Cole, and her husband, James Rexford.  The funeral was held Thursday; interment in the Larrison cemetery.


Wellsboro Gazette – February 5, 1953
Sabinsville – Jay Larrison, of Davis Station, died last Wednesday at his home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, following a long period of ill health.  He has been despondent for some time over his failure to secure work because of his physical condition.  The deceased is survived by his wife, two daughters and one young son; his mother, Mrs. Evelyn Larrison, near Davis Station; one brother, Gilbert, of Corning; three sisters, Mrs. Helen Spencer, of Wellsboro, RD; Mrs. Milford Stebbins, of Sabinsville; Elsie Calkins, of Williamsport.  Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church here, with burial in the Larrison cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday,  April 10, 1907
Mr. Gurnee Larrison, aged 81, of Clymer, died on March 29th at the home of his daughter, Mrs James Seagers, in Westfield.  He was highly esteemed by all who knew him.

LARRISON Washington
Wellsboro Gazette - December 21, 1905
Washington Larrison, an aged and well known resident of Westfield township, died on Monday morning.  He was about 75 years of age.

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -Thur., Feb. 11, 1954, Pg 15
Milo Owen, 87, son of William and Henrietta Colegrove Owen, died at his home in Sabinsville on January 31, 1954.  He was a life-long resident of Tioga County.  He is survived by two brothers, Oscar Owen of Sabinsville and Robert Owen of Corning; three sons, William at home, Robert of Knoxville and Lewis of Wyoming, PA; one daughter, Mrs. Ila Harris of Weatherford, Texas; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Services were held in the Sabinsville Church, February 2, with Rev. W. J. Green officiating.  Burial was in Larrison Cemetery.

Wellsboro Gazette – July 3, 1902
Death of an Aged Clymer Resident
Mrs. Susan E. Scott, of Clymer, died at her home on the Mixtown road in that township on Friday, June 20th, in her 75th year.  She is survived by three children – Mrs. Isa Rexford and Mrs. Adele Brown, of Clymer and W. H. Larrison of Gaines.  Mrs. Scott had been a resident of Clymer since she was nine years of age and had a wide acquaintance in that township and neighboring places.  In speaking of her death a correspondent says:  “She was a good mother, wife, neighbor, and friend.  None knew her only to respect her for her purity of life and uprightness in all things.  She will not only be missed by her own family but her friends feel a personal loss in her death.”

PEMBERTON –MRS. SUSAN SCOTT an aged woman of Clymer Township is called home.  Susan E. Scott, whose maiden name was Pemberton, daughter of Orson Pemberton came from Ontario County, N.Y. when but nine years of age and settled in Clymer Township.  She died June 20, 1902 in her 75 year at her home on the Mixtown Road, three miles above Sabinsville.  She leaves three children, Mesdames Ida Rexford and Adele Brownell of Clymer and W. H. Larrison of Gaines; also one sister, Mrs. Louisa Kilbourne of Sunderlinville and Cheney Pemberton of Morley, Mich.  Susan E. Pemberton was born Feb. 21, 1828.  On Sept. 30 1849 she married Henry Larrison who died Nov. 10, 1861.  January she married Levi Scott, who died in 1881.  She was a good mother, wife, neighbor and friend.  None knew her only to respect her for her purity of life and uprightness in all things.  She will not only be missed by her own family but her friends feel a personal loss in her death.  She had many friends who gathered at the home last Sunday at 10 o’clock for the funeral.  Rev. R. C. Grames of the Westfield Methodist Church of which she was a consistent member officiated.  The Marshlands choir, led by N. L. Hanscom, sang appropriate hymns and the burial occurred in the Larrison Cemetery.  One more of the old landmarks has been removed; one more of the mothers in Israel has passed on to her rich reward; one less in the church militant; but now in the church above.  “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” –Griffin Scrapbook

Wellsboro Gazette – January 12, 1928
Sabinsville, Jan. 11 – The funeral of Ervin G. Ransom, Pasaic, N.J., was held  in the church in this place on Dec. 29.  Mr. Ransom was a former resident of Clymer township, having taught school at Davis Station.  He was a son of George and Nellie Ransom, and was born in Chatham, where he attended the rural schools at Mansfield and also took a course at Meeker’s Business College, Elmira.  The deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ella Ransom, of Osceola; a step-son, five brothers, Rufus and Thomas, of Rochester, Edward and Robert of Detroit, and Harold, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Howland, of Pasaic, N.J., and Mrs. Jesse Davis, of Shortsville.

Wellsboro Agitator – August 25, 1943
Mrs. Cora Moon, 73, died at the home of her son, Lee Moon.  She was the daughter of Fayette and Sarah Scott and was born in Clymer township.  She had been ill for the past year at the farm home of her son, Archie Moon.  Other survivors are daughters, Grace and Lillian Moon, Edith Draper and son, Roland Moon.  Rev. C. E. Swearingen officiated at the funeral held at the home of Lee Moon Friday; burial in the Larrison cemetery.

Wellsboro Gazette – April 13, 1905
Death of Robert S. Watrous.
April 12.— Robert S. Watrous, whose death was briefly mentioned in the last issue of the GAZETTE, was one of our best known citizens and business men. He was born in March, 1888, and early learned the lumber and sawmill business with, his father, C. B. Watrous.  Here he worked until he grew to manhood. When the Messrs. Goodyears started their mills at Austin he was employed as foreman which position he held for two years, when he resigned and returned here, and established a general store at Watrous. This he conducted for nine years, having sold it last fall to C. A. Reinwald.  Mr. Watrous was married March 17, 1887, to Miss Maggie Davis, who survives him, with one son, Sidney. He had held several offices of trust and was township treasurer at the time of his death. He was a member of Tiadaghton, Lodge, No. 981, I. 0. 0. F., and the funeral was conducted last Thursday by his brother Odd Fellows. The Rev. C. S. Jenkins was in attendance. Interment in the Larrison cemetery.

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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Larrison Cemetery, Clymer Township, Tioga County PA

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Wellsboro Agitator – March 24, 1926
--Mrs. Albert Gammet, aged 80 years, died last week at her home at Davis Station.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ray Trowbridge and Mrs. Stella Wilbur; one sister, Mrs. Dana Learn, of Westfield; two brothers, Roy and Lester Baker, of Osceola, and several grandchildren.  The funeral was held Wednesday.

Wellsboro Agitator – March 29, 1944
Mrs. Belle Trowbridge, aged 66 years, died March 19, at the home of her son, Robert, with whom she made her home.  Her husband, Ray Trowbridge, died about 18 years ago.  Deceased was born at Westfield, and when a child moved with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gamet, to Davis Station, where she had since resided.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary Beach, of Penn Yan, and four sons, Carl, Robert, Rex, of Davis Station, and Max, of Elmer.  The funeral was held yesterday at Sabinsville, Rev. Weber officiating; burial at Sabinsville.

Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, May 5, 1926
J. T. VanDusen motored to Blossburg Saturday to bring home the remains
of R. R. Trowbridge, of Clymer, who died in the hospital Saturday afternoon.  Mr. Trowbridge had only been in the hospital since Thursday and was thought to be doing well, but a stroke of apoplexy seized him and he diedvery suddenly.  He was a brother of J. E. and W. E. Trowbridge of this place and leaves a wife and five children, three of whom are married.  He was about fifty three years of age.

TROWBRIDGE, Virginia M. - Virginia M. Strait-Trowbridge , age 65 of Williamsport, Pa. passed away Dec. 20, 2017 at Williamsport Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 20, 1952 in Erie, Pa. the daughter of Robert and Pauline Short Trowbridge. She worked as a journalist. She is survived by her son, Ethan Tompkins, Williamsport, boyfriend, Mike Waiksnoris, Shendoah, Pa., sister in law, Beverly Trowbridge, Sabinsville, Pa. brothers, Ed Strait, Mike Jacobs, David Strait, Terry Strait, Steve Strait, Alan Strait, Jimmy Strait, Glen Strait, Chuck Strait and Donnie Strait. sisters, Leigh Ann Hughes and Sherry Lockhart., nieces, nephews and cousins.  Friends are invited to a graveside service Friday Dec. 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm. at the Trowbridge Family Cemetery. Rev. Dr. Ryan Martin., offc. Memorial donations may be made directly to the funeral home to assist with expenses. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield. - Mansfield Gazette, 28 December 2017 


TROWBRIDGE Virgle N. "Virg"
57, of 655 Wattles Run Road, Sabinsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  He was born Oct. 20, 1952, in Erie. He was raised, along with his twin sister, by beloved parents, Robert and Pauline Short Trowbridge. Virg married the former Beverly West on June 12, 1971. They shared 38 years of wonderful marriage together.  In 1993, Virg learned of his extended family consisting of 10 brothers and two sisters and their families, all of whom he enjoyed so much getting to know. He was a 1970 graduate of the Cowanesque Valley High School. During his school years, he was always involved in the Future Farmers of America, receiving the Keystone Farmers Degree in 1971. Exactly 20 years later, he and Bev were privileged to see their son, Vern, receive the same degree. Following graduation, he worked on the family farm with his father. He and his wife, Bev, took over the farm and continued farming with their boys until it was lost by fire. Virg also did custom work for area farmers and drove truck, moving equipment and hay for area farmers and the John Deere Co. He was manager of the Citgo Gas Station in Westfield, a past employee of Adelphi Village in Harrison Valley, Chattanooga Bottling Company in Galeton and worked on the John Painter farm. He was forced to stop doing all the things he loved to do, due to serious health problems. He was a member of the Westfield Lions Club, lifetime member of the Clymer Hose Company and Sabinsville Ambulance Association. When he was able to, he would attend the Breath of Life Fellowship Church, pastored by Bob Treat.  He is survived by his wife, Beverly; sons, Lavern (Susan) Trowbridge of Sabinsville, Travis Trowbridge (Holly Kiser) of Port Alleghany; twin sister, Virginia Strait-Trowbridge and nephew, Ethan Tompkins of Williamsport; grandchildren, Ashley, Jimmy and Katie Trowbridge, Chrissy Shutt, Jordan and Katie Kiser; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dale and Connie Hall of Clinton, N.Y., Bonnie Lampman of Pennsylvania, Louie Lampman of Ulysses, Terry and Rita Seeley of Potter Brook, Brody and Dewey Mesler of Potter Brook, Gaylord and Penny Mertsock of Sabinsville, Henry and Bobby Seeley of Potter Brook, Randy and Debbie Seeley of Elkland; father-in-law, John Seeley of Potter Brook; brothers, Ed Strait, Mike Jacobs, David Strait, Terry Strait, Steve Strait, Alan Strait, Jimmy Strait, Glenn Strait, Chuck Strait, Donnie Strait; sisters, Leigh Ann Hughes, Sherry Lockhart; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many, many friends he cherished so much. He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law, Marilyn Seeley and daughter-in-law, Sarah Trowbridge.  Friends called at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where funeral services were held Friday at 1 p.m. Pastor Robert Treat officiated. Burial was in the Trowbridge family cemetery. Memorial donations may be made directly to the family to help with expenses.  Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from November 16 to November 24, 2009



88, of Middlebury Center, PA, formerly of Sabinsville, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in his home.  Born July 28, 1924, in Latrobe, PA, he was the son of Carl and Blanche McKelvey Wynkoop. Orphaned by the death of his parents at a young age, he was raised by his uncle and aunt, Clair and Mary Wynkoop.  A World War II Veteran, he served honorably with the US Army in the European Theatre.  On April 30, 1965, in Bel Air, MD, he married the former Natalie L. Larrison, who survives.  Paul was employed by Diversified Services in Harrisburg, PA as a mutual funds salesman, by the Valley Dollar Saver in Westfield and he enjoyed operating Wynkoop’s Fruit Stand in Westfield.  He was a member of Jemison Valley Brethren in Christ Church.  Surviving besides his wife, Natalie, are: a son, Cal (Sylvia) Wynkoop of Wellsboro; two daughters, Tonda (Bill) Gridley of Charlotte, NC and Tammy Martin of Middlebury Center; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; special cousins, Ken and Virginia Baker; and special friends, Simon and Donna McCullough.   Funeral Services will be held 3:00 PM, Saturday, June 1, 2013 in the Jemison Valley Brethren in Christ Church, 5870 Route 249, Westfield, PA 16950. Rev. Raymond Mummert will officiate. Burial will be in Larrison Cemetery, Sabinsville, PA. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Tioga County Honor Guard.    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jemison Valley Brethren in Christ Church.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.   Solomon’s Words for the Wise – May 30, 2013


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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 31 AUG 2006
By Joyce M. Tice

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