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Potter Brook Cemetery, Westfield Township, Tioga County PA

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September  2000
Potter Brook Cemetery Listing 2002

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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.

LIONEL ABBOTT JR. age 35 of Westfield, Pa., Saturday, Nov. 6, 1971 in Potter County of gunshot wound.  Friends may call Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses.  Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Harrison Valley CMA Church, Rev. Getters.  Potterbrook Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Barbara Ann; sons, Brian and Steven; daughter, Valerie at home.  Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abbott Sr. of Westfield RD 1; brothers, Tyrone E. of Corning, Eugene L. of Sabinsville, Pa.; sister, Deborah Jo of Westfield RD 1; grandmother, Mrs. Eva Hess of Westfield RD 1.  Mr. Abbott was an employee of Ingersoll Rand of Painted Post and a member of Electricians Union 313 and the Potter County Anglers Club.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/8/1971


BESS Lynn A. Bess

Lynn A. Bess, 76, of 4362 Route 49, Knoxville, PA, died Friday, July 8, 2011 at Carleton Senior Care, Wellsboro, PA. Born in the town of Troupsburg, August 23, 1934, he was the son of Andrew & Grace Lorena Stephen Bess.  He was a 1953 graduate of Troupsburg Central School.  He was a businessman operating Valley Truck Center, Lynn Bess Garage, & Old Country Barn.  He served as President of Southern Tier Bluegrass and was on the Board of Directors of AOMA.  He was a life member of the Knoxville-Deerfield Fire Company. He married Marilyn E. Carson March 10, 1962, she survives. Also surviving are six daughters, Karyn (Paul) Nordland of Corey, PA, Jean Marie (Mike) Keller of Williamsport, PA, Denise (William) Krise of Knoxville, PA, Marilyn Bess Chang of Danville, CA, Loretta (Kevin) Slaugh of Avon, NY, & Sharon (Karl) Runser of Galeton, PA; 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; his brother, Bruce Bess of Troupsburg, NY; and several cousins.  He is preceded in death by daughter, Darlene Bess.  Friends may call Thursday, July 14th, 7-9pm, at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, where funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11am.  The Rev. Karl Runser and the Rev. Kevin Slaugh will officiate.  Burial will be in Potter Brook, PA.  Memorials will be received for the Knoxville-Deerfield Fire Dept. or the 1st Presbyterian Church of Galeton, 19 Germania St., Galeton, PA 16922.   Corning Leader – July 12, 2011


Wellsboro Agitator – July 18, 1951
Mrs. Grace Chappell, aged 73 years, died Thursday, July 12, 1951, in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital,  She is survived by a sister, Rilla Labar, of Rochester, N.Y., two stepsons, Randolph and Gilbert Chappell, both of Westfield RD.  Funeral services were held Saturday in the Potter Brook Church.  The Rev. Claire Statham officiated.  Burial in Potter Brook Cemetery

BUCK Randolph Hurlbut
Wellsboro Agitator - September 5, 1934
Randolph Hurlbut Buck died August 24 at the home of his grandson, Randolph Chappell between Westfield and Potterbrook.  He was born in Elkland, Nov. 25, 1852, the son of Odilia (Aurilla) Hurlbut and Samuel Austin Buck.  In 1876 he married Miss Emily Wheaton, who died several years ago as did his only daughter, Mrs. Chappell.  He is survived by two grandsons, Randolph and Gilbert Chappell, one nephew, Emmer Buck of Avoca, N.Y.  He had been a member of Jamison Lodge I. O. O. F., for the past 33 years.  Mr. Buck was tax collector of Westfield township several terms and was highly esteemed.

BURDICK Benjamin
Westfield Free Press – Thursday, February 1, 1912
Funeral services at Potterbrook of the late Benjamin Burdick of Harrison Twp. Was held at the Mission Church with burial in the Potterbrook Cemetery.

Burdick, Michael Eleven day old infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Kelly Burdick, Westfield, Pa. Saturday Dec. 1, 1973 in Coudersport. Funeral service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Potterbrook Peoples Church, Rev. Duane Burdick. Burial Potterbrook Cemetery. Arrangements by the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, Pa. surviving are the maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Vaughn Bruce, Westfield, Pa.; paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Merle Burdick, Westfield, Pa.; maternal great-grandparnnts, Mr. & Mrs Richard Hoyt, Westfield, Pa.; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Ima Burdick of Potterbrook, Pa.



Wellsboro Agitator – November 15, 1933

Erwin A. Butler, aged 75 years, died recently at the home of Alfred Button in Moore Hollow, where he had lived more than 50 years. He is survived by his widow, Emma Northrup Butler; a son, Louis, of Westfield, R. D.; a daughter, Mrs. Elva Schoonover, of Knoxville, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were in the People's church in Potter Brook; burial in the Potter Brook cemetery.


CARR Keith R.
Keith R Carr, 25, of Mansfield Sunday, October 12, 1958.  Survived by wife, Janet; daughters, Lynda l and Vickie Lynne, all at home; father, Casper E. Carr of Port  Orhard, Washington; mother, Janet B. Holems, of Knoxville;  sisters, Marilyn Carr, of Lawrenceville; Mrs. Sharon Cunningham, of Osceola; brothers, Donald and Gary of Knoxville; maternal grandmother, Harriet L. Holems, of Austinburg, PA; paternal grandmother, Mae Carr, of Osceola. Body at Graggs Funeral Home, Knoxville. Funeral there Wednesday at 2pm. the Rev. Clair Statham officiating; burial in the  Potter Brook Cemetery.



Wellsboro Agitator – May 1, 1935
Mrs. Satilla Cox, aged 76 years, of Knoxville, died April 27, after a long illness.  She was the daughter of Stephen and Celinda Smith Clark, of North Bingham.  The funeral was held yesterday in Westfield; burial at Potter Brook.  Mrs. Cox is survived by two sons, Burr M. Cox, of Chicago, and Teil J. Cox, of Coudersport; three brothers, B. K. Robbins, of Ithaca; F. L. Robbins, of Connenaut, Ohio, and F. L. Clark, of Knoxville, and six grandchildren


COOK, John L. - John L. "Butch" Cook, age 60, of Nelson, PA, died Friday, February 9, 2018 at his home. He was born August 1, 1957 in NY, a son of Glenn and Esther (Johns) Cook. John liked tinkering with cars.John is survived by a son, Jason Morley of Cowanesque, PA; 2 step-daughters, Tammy Rhinehart and Kathy Brown of PA; several grandchildren; 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Joyce Cook of Osceola, PA, Ivan and Valerie Kristanovich of TN, Rick and Alice Cook of Elkland, PA; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Glenda Cook of TN, Lynn Northup of Wellsboro, PA, Tammy and Mike Gardner of Austin, PA; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Nancy; parents; a step-son, Philip Tubbs; a sister, Perrietta Davis.  In keeping with John's wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be in Potter Brook, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. - Mansfield Gazette, 15 February 2018


COUNCILMAN, Alfred – Alfred Councilman, who was seriously injured some time ago when he was caught and drawn into a gasoline engine, died February 21 from the effects of his injuries.  The remains were brought to his late home in Elmer, where the funeral services were held.  Mr. Councilman was the only son of Hon. F.G. Councilman, who is well known in both Potter and Tioga counties.  He was married on June 20, 1918, to Miss Elberta Stone, of Harrison Valley, who survives him.  He is also survived by his father and his grandmother, Mrs. Frank Dodge, and several aunts.   Wellsboro Agitator, 5 March 1919.


DAVIS Edward
Wellsboro Agitator – August 10, 1910
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brooks, of this place, were called to Gaines last week by the death of Mrs. Brooks's father, Mr. E. Davis. Burial in Potter Brook cemetery. Mr. Davis was a former resident of this place, and was very highly respected.

Wellsboro Agitator – September 9, 1925
--John Dibble, aged 78 years, was born Jan. 12, 1847, in Jasper, N.Y., son of Eber and Maria Dibble.  He was married to Miss Cynthia Williams in 1865 and to them was born one daughter, Emma, wife of Byron Clark, who survives the death of her parents.  Mrs. Dibble died in 1889.  The funeral was held at Potterbrook, August 30; interment in the Potter Brook cemetery.

DIMON Truman
Wellsboro Gazette – January 8, 1986
Truman Dimon, age 84, of York County Nursing Home, York, Pa: died-Saturday, January 4, 1985.  He was born February 2, 1901 in Sunderlinville, Pa. the son of  Charlie and Elveretta Dimon.  He worked at J.P. Ward Foundry at Blossburg for many years and he later owned and operated a small grocery store outside of Wellsboro.  He is survived by one son, Charles Dimon, of York Haven, .Pa.; 4 daughters, Mrs. Belle Morton of Buffalo, N.Y.; Mrs. Bernioe Reppenhagen, of Wellsville, N.Y., Mrs. Rose Weatherby , of Wellsboro;  Mrs. Sylvia Burgen, of Manchester, Pa.;  Mrs. Candice Reigle of Mount Wolf, Pa.; 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday (today) at the Diehl Funeral Home in Mount Wolf; Pa., followed by burial at the Potter Brook Cemetery, Potter Brook, Pa.

EVANS - Mrs. Jeanette Evans Pritchard, wife of Dr. M.R. Pritchard, died Wednesday at her home on Main Street. Jeanette Evans was born September 9, 1866, in Prichard's Station, Tioga County, where her early girlhood days were passed. She was married November 3, 1884, to Dr. M.R. Pritchard, and since that time has lived in Harrison Valley and Westfield. Five children were born of this union, two of whom survive, one son, Mahan R. and one daughter, Miss Florence Pritchard, both at home. She also leaves besides her husband and children, two brothers, E.T. Evans of Elmira, and A.C. Evans of Wellsboro; one sister, Mrs. G.E. Havens of Elmira, and a half sister, Mrs. Allena Nye of Harrison Valley. The funeral was held at the home this afternoon, the Rev. Carl W. Hayes officiating. Burial was in the family plot in the Potter Brook cemetery. Gray scrapbook, clipping dated Feb. 5, 1916

Wellsboro Agitator - May 11, 1949
Mrs. Lenora Fay Judd, aged 87 years, of Sabinsville, died Friday.  She is survived by a son, Floyd L. Judd, of Sabinsville; sister, Mrs. Jenne Lane of Knoxville; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.  The funeral was held Monday; buriel in the Potter Brook cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator – January 28, 1942
The funeral of Edward D. Gilbert, aged 98 years, civil war veteran, of Westfield, was held yesterday.  He died Saturday evening at his home.  The American Legion conducted the services; burial in Potter Brook.  Mr. Gilbert served with Co. G, 46th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.  He was a member of the GAR and Masonic Lodge, of Westfield, and Coudersport Consistory.  He leaves a brother, John Gilbert, of Woodhull; three nephews, Howard Wallis, of Norristown; Charles E. Wallis, of Chester; two nieces, Mrs. R. F. Puter, of Harrison Valley and Mrs. J. C. Brown, of Woodhull.

Wellsboro Gazette – March 20, 1924
--William E. Gilbert, aged 78 years, a respected citizen of Harrison Valley, died at his home March1, following an attack of influenza which terminated in pneumonia.  The funeral was held from the home with burial in Potter Brook cemetery.

Minnie B Cornish, 61, of Potter Brook, RD, Westfield died suddenly Wednesday,  September 20, 1978 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  She was an employee of the Galeton Production Company. Surviving are: her husband, Charles, sons, Raymond and Chester of Harrison Valley and Edward in the U.S Navy; daughters, Mrs. Warren (Myrna) Brimmer of RD, Westfield, Mrs. Lee (Elizabeth) Painter of North Fork and Mrs. Joe (Florence) McCaslin of Potter Brook; brother, Paul Greenfield of Andover, N.Y., sister, Mrs. Velma Sherman of West Almond, N.Y., 26 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. The funeral was held at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses on Sunday, September 24 at 2.30 p.m. Burial was in Potter Brook Cemetery.

Westfield Free Press
Death Mixtown – June 12, 1884
Mrs. Wm. Tanner died at her home in Mixtown, June 5.  The funeral services were held at the district school house last Saturday.  She leaves a husband to mourn her loss.

Wellsboro Gazette - May 25, 1900
Mrs. Ebenezer Mascho, of Harrison Valley, a former resident of this town, was buried in the Potter Brook cemetery last Saturday.  Quite a number of relatives from this locality attended the funeral.

GURNSEY Harry C. (Chuck)
64, of Tioga, PA, formerly of Galeton, PA, diedThursday, January 3, 2008, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Bath, NY. Born in Troupsburg, NY March 22, 1943, he was the son of Harry O. and Margaret E. Daniels Gurnsey. He was retired from the Park Service at Lyman Run State Park and served in the US Army from 1963-1965. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine Baker Gurnsey. He is survived by his sisters, Pearl I. Drake and Dawn Mertsock of Painted Post, Shirley A. (Gerald) O'Dell of Tioga, PA, and Judy S. Smith of Addison, NY; his brother, Gary L. Gurnsey of Ferndale, NY. It was Chuck's wishes there be no visitation or funeral. Burial will be in Potter Brook Cemetery. H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home of 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/4/2008.

HASKINS - Olive Fay
Potter County Journal August 31, 1899---
Mrs. Olive Fay died at Elmer, August 22 1899, at the age of  78 years, 8 months, and 2 days of heart failure.  Mrs. Fay was born in Candor, NY on 20 Jan 1821. She was married to C. M. Fay 10 December 1842.  To them 9 children were born, 6 daughters & 3 sons, all of whom survive her but one daughter. Two sons and one daughter reside at Elmira, NY; one son at Mills, PA; one daughter at Woodhull, NY; one daughter at Rathbonville, NY; and two daughters at Conneaut, OH. The Funeral preached by Rev J J Sanhiser. She was buried in the Potterbrook Cemetery by the side of her husband who died in 1890.

Wellsboro Agitator – April 27, 1921
-- Augustus E. Holcomb was born in Lyle, Broome county, N.Y., July 30, 1836 and died in Harrison Valley, Potter county, Pa., April 15, 1921.  He was the son of Lloyd and Minerva Holcomb.  He was a civil war veteran and was a member of Company G.,  53rd Regt. Pa. Veteran Volunteers.  He was enrolled on the 29th of February, 1864.  He is survived by his widow, and one son, Walter B. Holcomb; five grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  Interment was made in the Potter Brook cemetery.

Mrs. Dessie B. Borden, 92, of Elkland, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 1973, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, following a long illness.  She was the widow of Irwin Borden. She was born Jan. 31, 1881, a daughter of Eugene and Emma Glover Johnson. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Price, of Elkland; a sister, Mrs. Grant Little, of Elmira, NY; four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Thursday at the Spink Funeral Home, 126 Main Street, Wellsboro.  Burial was in Potter Brook Cemetery. The Rev. S. Wade Stewart, pastor of the Wellsboro Baptist Church, officiated.

Wellsboro Agitator – December 20, 1950
Lemuel Leroy Little of Elmira, N.Y., former resident of Hector, Pa., died at his home after an extended illness.  He was 78 years of age.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Emma Little; a son, Grant T. Little, of Elmira; grand daughters, Mrs. Walter L. Mills, of Mobile, Ala., Mrs. John C. McQuide, Jr., of Akron, O., and Mrs. Robert E. DeKalb, of North Syracuse, N.Y.  Funeral services were held Friday, the Rev. Clarence H. Wienand officiating.  Burial in Potter Brook cemetery.

McCASLIN, Scott H., age 11, of Mills, Pa. Wednesday, May 9, 1973 from an automobile accident. Friends may call at the home of his grandmother, Mrs. Gladys McCaslin, Potter Brook, Pa. Funeral Saturday 2 p.m. in the Potter Brook Peoples Church. Rev. Basil Houghtaling and Rev. Duane Burdick. Burial Potter Brook Cemetery. Surviving are hes parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick McCasling; brother, Fred, Jr.; two sisters, Deanna and Susan, all at home; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Gladys McCaslin of Potter Brook. Arrangements by Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses.

Wellsboro Gazette - January 24, 1929
Sabinsville, Jan. 23 - Mrs. Maria Seamans, widow of the late Eli Seamans died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. I. L. Warren, Jan. 4.  She had gone with a crutch for a number of years and when the weather permitted visited her friends near by.  She was a member of the Clymer Baptist Church and was always in the service unless she had to remain at home.  She leaves to mourn her loss both the daughter and two sons, Albert and Jus.  The funeral was held on Sunday, Rev. Stevens officiating.

Lena E. Age 84, of Westfield, Pa., Wednesday, July 26, 1972. Friends may call at the Watkins Funeral Home, Westfield, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial Potter Brook Cemetery. Survived by son Charles of Westfield; sister Mrs. Kate West of Westfield; nieces and nephews.

Gary Age 60, of Tioga, formerly of Liberty died Saturday, January 6, 2007, at his residence. Gary was born January 4, 1947 in Wellsboro the son of the late Francis R. and Minnie Moyer Mitstifer. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Era serving with the U.S. Air Force. Gary was a self-employed logger. He was a member of the American Legion of Wellsboro the NRA, life member of North American Hunting Club and life member of North Country Lodge Black Bear Club. Gary is survived by his fiancée, Etta Hilfiger, Tioga; his children, Christopher Mitstifer, Oregon, Becky Stille (Shawn) Greeley, Colorado, Aaron Mitstifer, Mansfield; also by his fiancée's children, Melvin (Patty) Hilfiger, Westfield, Melvin Vensel, Kentucky, Floyd (Lynn) Hilfiger, New York, and Charleen (Lewis) Wilston, Tioga. Surviving sisters are Kathy (Arthur) Ulmer, Liberty, Jane Major (Tom Dincher), Williamsport, Denise (Jim) Sanderson, Colorado, and Mona (Steve) Keller, Trout Run. His grandchildren include, Rachel, Sarah, and Ashley Stille Greeley. Colorado, Alaya Mitstifer Fruge' and, Adrian Fruge'. Also by many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at the Freeberg Funeral Home, Blossburg, Wednesday, January 10th from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev David Byerly officiating. Interment will be at Potter Brook Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The American Cancer Society, NRA, North American Hunting Club or Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 6755, Galeton.

Mrs. Reva I., age 62, of RD 1, Genesee, Pa., suddenly Thursday, April 12, 1973 in Coudersport, Pa. Friends may call at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, Pa. Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Sunday at 3 p.m. in Potter Brook Peoples Church, the Rev. Duane Burdick and Rev. Basil Houghtaling. Burial Potter Brook Cemetery. Survived by husband, Ralph A. Manning; son, Ronald C. Manning of Millport, Pa.; daughters, Mrs. Regina McElhatten of Harrison Valley, Pa., Mrs. Janet Moore of Genesee, Pa. and Mrs. Cynthia Compton of Flemington, N.J.; mother, Mrs. Chloe Moon of Potter Brook, Pa.; brothers, Walter Moon and Lynn Moon both of Potter Brook, Pa., Howard Moon of Elkland, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Wellsboro Agitator - May 13, 1896
--Mr. Amos Northrop, who was a resident of Brookfield for many years, died at the home of his son, Mr. W. G. Northrop, in Westfield borough.  He was in the 79th year of his age.   Potter Brook

Wellsboro Agitator - January 24, 1945
Mrs. Emma Butler died Monday night, Jan. 15, at the home of Alfred Button at Westfield, R. D., where she had made her home for eight years.  She was the daughter of the late George and Josephine Mussy Northrup and widow of Erwin Butler who died in 1933.  Mrs. Butler was born June 1, 1862.  She leaves one son, Line Butler, of Blossburg, and one daughter, Mrs. Elva Schoonover, of Knoxville; six grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren, two half-brothers, Eldon Northrup, of Potter Brook, and Clifton Northrup, of Westfield, R. D., and step-mother, Agnes Northrup, of Potter Brook.  The funeral was held at Potter Brook; burial in the Potter Brook cemetery.


OUTMAN Erastus C 

Westfield Free Press - April 29, 1920

Mr. Erastus Outman, an old and respected citizen of this place died at his home April 20th, after a few weeks' serious illness at the age of 73 years. He leaves to mourn his departure a wife, one daughter, Mrs. H. C. Stevens and two Grandchildren. Funeral was held at the house Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. G. G. Burroughs officiating, interment in Potter Brook Cemetery.


PIERCE, Clyde N. Age 49, of Sunderlinville, Pa., Tuesday October 30, 1973. Friends may call at the Koch Funeral Home, Ulysses, today 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 3 p.m., Rev. Charles Wright of the Sunderlinville Full Gospel Mission. Burial Potterbrook Cemetery. Survived by wife, Cecelia Lovell Pierce; daughters, Mrs. Connie Hess of Westfield, Pa., Patricia, Mary and Jacquelyn and Cecelia all at home; sons, William, Clyde, Jr., Lewis, Roy, Richard, Jeffrey and Bruce, all at home; mother, Mrs. Delia Stiles of Westfield, Pa.; brother, Chester W. Pierce of Galeton, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Dorothy Hilfiger of Ulysses. He was a former employee of Corning Glass.



Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, August 18, 1909

Mr. George W. Potter, aged 74, died at his home at Potterbrook on August 7th, after a long illness. He was a son of Stephen and Matilda Aldridge Potter, and was born Feb. 14, 1835. Her parents came from Rhode Island and settled at Potterbrook when all that section was a wilderness. Deceased is the last of 10 children. He was a veteran of the Civil War. He married Mary L. Mulford, Jan 1, 1869 and to them were born 5 children, two dying in infancy and 3 surviving: Newell, Edward and Frank. Later he married Emma Baker and to them were born 3 children: Lena, Leon and Nellie. In 1895, he married Mrs. Sarah Ordway, who with the children before named survives him.


Westfield Free Press – November 30, 1922
Death – Potterbrook
The funeral services of the late Joseph Potter were held at the People’s Church Wednesday, Rev. D. L. Martin officiating.


PRITCHARD - Dr. Mahlon Royal Pritchard died at his late home in Westfield on Feb. 23 [1917], after an illness of about three weeks, the end coming as the result of a paralytic stroke. He was the son of Morris and Sarah Pritchard and was born in Westfield March 4, 1852, being one of a family of four, none of whom survive him. On August 10, 1879, he married Carrie E. Douglass, who died February 11, 1882. No children were born to them. November 3, 1884, he was married to Jeanette L. Evans, who died Feb. 1916. To them were born five children, two of whom survive the death of their parents. Florence, wife of Leland Scott, and Mahlon R. The deceased when a boy studied in the public schools of Westfield and entered the office of Dr. Bottum, where he took up the study of medicine. He then attended the Detroit Medical College and in 1880 graduated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Baltimore, Md. He began practicing medicine at Harrison Valley in 1880 and continued until 1903, when he went to the Chicago Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat College. He then located at Westfield, where he had since practiced his profession with much success. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and was recently given the jewel bestowed on those who remain in membership for 25 years. Member of Jemison Lodge, I.O.O.F. attended the funeral and went to the Potterbrook cemetery, where they held their funeral services. The funeral at the late home of the deceased was conducted by Rev. Carl Hayes. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 7, 1917


STEVENS Arch Darling

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Evening Leader, Corning, NY - Saturday, April 9, 1949

Potter Brook, PA - Arch Darling Stevens, 80, retired window decorator and former Harrison Valley merchant died Friday at his home in Potter Brook. Born at Raymond, PA., April 12, 1868, he was the son of Jason and Angie Darling Stevens. He married the former Miss Annis Aldrich of Potter Brook July 15, 1891. In early life he was associated with his father in a mercantile store in Harrison Valley. Later he became a window designer. Following his retirement he resided on a farm near Potter Brook. Survivors include his widow; two sons, Aldrich Stevens at home, Fred Stevens of Painted Post, NY; one daughter, Mrs Elizabeth Leary of New York City. Another son, Col. Arnold Stevens died August 26, 1948. Four grandchildren, Nancy Stevens of Oakland, Calif., Richard Leary of New York City, Jason and John Stevens of Painted Post; one half brother, Arthur of Elmira, NY; two half-sisters, Misses Lina and Lura Stevens of Corning, NY also survive. Funeral services will be held Monday from the Potter Brook Baptist Church of which he was a member. The Rev Clair Statham, pastor will officiate, assisted by the Rev. M. M. Rines of Ulysses. Burial will be made in the old Potter Brook Cemetery.


STRANG Butler B.
Westfield Free Press
Death – Westfield
Butler B. Strang died at his residence, in the borough of Westfield on the 10th day of May, 1884.
He was born in Greenwood, Steuben Co., NY, March 16, 1829.  He was the son of a Methodist Minister.  Butler B. Strang was elected a member of the House of Representatives from Pa. in 1860.  He was speaker of the House in 1870 and served two terms.  Was Speaker of the Senate in 1874.  He was for many years an active member of the Tioga County bar.  The funeral was held at the residence, last Tuesday Rev. H. B. Mason officiating.  He was buried in the Potter Brook cemetery.  He leaves a wife and 2 sons.  One of the sons was named Benjamin.

Westfield Free Press – April 15, 1880
Deaths – Local
Mr. A. B. Tanner, of this place, diedon Monday last.  Mr. Tanner was in his 66th year.  His remains were laid to rest in the village cemetery yesterday.

Gazette and Bulletin (Williamsport, Pennsylvania) – February 13, 1953
Wellsboro – James Tanner, 69, of Westfield, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1953 at the Blossburg State Hospital.  Surviving are two sons, Clio, Westfield RD ; Edward, Baltimore, Md.; five grandsons and one granddaughter.  Services will be held at the Potterbrook Church Saturday at 2:30 p.m.  The Rev. Clair Stratham will officiate.  Burial will be in Potter Brook Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home in Westfield this afternoon and evening.

Wellsboro Agitator July 31, 1918
Silas Taylor, a civil war veteran and a member of the R. P. Babcock Post, G. A. R., who resided at Potterbrook, died at his late home in that place on July 15th and was buried in the Potterbrook cemetery July 17th, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. L. E. Catlin.  In the civil war he served in Co. D. 136th PA Vols., and entered the service at the age of seventeen.  He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Minnie, the wife of John Dorr, of Potterbrook.  Silas Taylor was born Sep. 9, 1845 and Nov. 23, 1872, married Miss Alice Bacon.  Two children were born to them, one dying in infancy.



Wellsboro Agitator - January 21, 1879

Mrs. Hannah Metcalf, of Brookfield township, died at the residence of her son Samuel a few days ago, at the age of seventy-nine years.  Mrs. Metcalf and her husband, Daniel Metcalf, were among the pioneers of Brookfield, where they cleared a large farm and raised a family of nine children.


CHARLES WEEKS was born in Westfield Feb. 19, 1845 and died at his home in Potter Brook Wednesday night (Feb. 13, 1929) of a complication of diseases.  He was one of a family of 13 children born to Dyer and Lucy Hewitt Weeks.  He first married Miss Emma Skinner.  The them was born one son, Albert B. Weeks, who resides in Hornell.  Several years after her death he married Mrs. Sophronia Mulford who survives.  He also leaves a stepson, Maro Mulford of Potter Brook; four grandchildren, Mrs. Arletta Boyle, Charles and Lillian Weeks of Hornell, Glenn Weeks, Boston; three great-grandchildren and one brother, William Weeks of Westfield.  Mr. Weeks was at one time jury commissioner of Tioga County and was a member of the I.O.O.F. and Eulaliah Grange.  Funeral services will be held from the Potter Brook Church Saturday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. D. N. Ratcliffe officiating.  Burial will be in the Pioneer Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/15/1929

Wellsboro Agitator - July 12, 1922
Death of Mrs. Randolph Buck
Mrs. Randolph Buck died at her home in Westfield township, July 2, 1922 at 8:30 o'clock, from a complication of diseases.  Her maiden name was Emily Wheaton, daughter of Lewis and Rosilla Wheaton, and she was born in Whitingham, Windom county, Vermont, October 1, 1849.  October 5, 1876, she was married to Randolph Buck.  One child was born to them, Helen, who married Guy Chappell, and two sons blessed their union.  The daughter preceded her mother, so the deceased is survived only by her husband and two grandchildren, her parents and brothers and sisters all having died some years ago.  Mrs. Buck was a member of the W. C. T. U., Lady Rebekahs and Grange of Westfield and was a woman of fine Christian character.  The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock; interment in the Potterbrook cemetery.

Wellsboro Gazette – August 16, 1928
--William Wood, aged 68 years, died last Thursday at the Tioga County Home; interment at Potter Brook.


YALE Julia Elizabeth Spencer Haynes

HAYNES, Mrs. James Death 11-10-1913 Mrs. James Haynes of Whites Corners died Nov. 10, 1913, age 72 years. Survived by husband, a son, Louis Haynes and 2 granddaughters: Mrs. James Riley & Mrs. Frank Dibble. Buried at Potter Brook cemetery.

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