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Riverside Cemetery, Deerfield 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.

Riverside Cemetery
Deerfield Township - Knoxville Borough, Tioga County PA.

Cemetery Listing 2010

Obituaries A



Obits K



EAVES Doris L Morley
Knoxville, Pa. — Doris L. Morley, 78, of North First Street, Knoxville, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 at home.  She was a homemaker.  Survivors include two sons, Rick Morley of Westfield and Leroy Morley of Mansfield; two daughters, Christine Sempler of Millerton and Vicki Moon of Knoxville; a brother, Nathan Eaves of Shamokin Dam; and three sisters, Carol McLaughlin and Shirley Taft, both of Westfield, and Lois Parslow of Knoxville. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. Monday and 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Terry Spencer officiating.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.  Corning Leader - September 17, 2010

EBERSOLE - HOWE, Clara E. Cutman
Age 79 died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday night, August 26, 2009 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, RD., Wellsboro, PA. She was born March 6, 1930 in Elizabethtown, PA, the daughter of Walter and Elva Ebersole. She graduated from Lancaster Mennonite High School, Lancaster, PA. She was a school teacher prior to her marriage to Luther Cutman. They moved to Halifax, PA in 1958 and raised there family on a dairy farm. She was an active member of the Free Grace Brethren in Christ Church, teaching Sunday school and Women's Sewing Circle in the community. She was a member of the Society of Farm Women #10, holding leadership positions at the county and state level. She was also a judge of elections and tax collector for Wayne Twp. She will be remembered by many for her quilting passion and the family style home cooked dinners she served at the Cutman farmhouse. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Luther. When she married Roy Howe in 1992, she moved to Lawrenceville, PA. and joined Jemison Valley Brethren in Christ Church where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. She is survived by husband, Roy Howe, Lawrenceville, PA; children, Bonnie Troutman, Halifax, PA, Robert L., Dauphin, PA, Eugene A., Chuckey, TN, Carolyn Clay, Duncannon, PA, Linda Moyer, Mt. Pleasant, SC, Debra Sweigard, Germantown, MD, Lt. Col. Judith Meek (Ret.AF), Lebanon, IL; stepchildren, Thomas Howe, Mansfield, PA, Laurie Klarman, Sistersville, WV, Jerilyn Brubaker, Westfield, PA;  20 grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother, Delmar Ebersole, Iowa City, IA; sisters, Lois Kelshner, Elizabethtwon, PA, Ruthie Zimmerman, Harrisburg, PA. She was preceded in death by her brother, David; infant brother, Wayne and sister, Marianna Longenecker. Services will be held Monday, Aug. 31, 2009 at the Jemison Valley Church, 5870 Rte. 249 with viewing at 10:00 am. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, followed by interment at Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. A viewing on Sunday night will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA. There will be a life celebration of her life at the Free Grace Brethren in Christ Church, 2134 Rte. 209, Millersburg, PA, Monday night, Aug. 31 at 7:00 pm. Contributions requested to the National Alzheimers Assn., Northeast PA Regional Office, 63 North Franklin St., Wilkes Barre, PA 18071.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/28/2009



Wellsboro Gazette – Thursday, April 27, 1933

Alfred E. Edgcomb, 66, prominent lumberman and a native of Cowanesque died recently at his home in Germantown. Funeral services were held last week at his former home in Knoxville. In partnership with his father, Mr. Edgcomb operated a wood factory in Knoxville for a number of years, before becoming associated with Hon. J. Sloat Fassett, of Elmira in a Canadian venture. In 1913, he and Mr. Fassett established a saw mill in the Philippine Islands, where they exported Philippine mahogany.  For the past 17 years, he has resided in Germantown.  Mr. Edgcomb was a member of the National Hardwood Lumber Association, in which he was active.  Mr. Edgcomb is survived by his wife, Ada Roberts Edgcomb; his son, Ervin R. Edgcomb; also two brothers, W. H. Edgcomb, of Knoxville, and James A. Edgcomb of Pasadena, Cal., and a sister, Addie M. Edgett, of Montour Falls.   



Wellsboro Agitator – April 26, 1933 extract

Alfred E. Edgcomb, who died April 13, 1933, was born in Cowanesque, Tioga County, Pa., January 19, 1867, son of Ira M. and Sarah Price Edgcomb.  He moved to Knoxville when he was thirteen years old, and later became one of the firm of I.M. Edgcomb and Sons.  They operated a sash, door, and blind factory in Knoxville, also a number of sawmills throughout this section of the state…In 1916 Mr. Edgcomb and his family moved to Germantown, Philadelphia…

Wellsboro Agitator - February 15, 1911
Mr. Ira M. Edgcomb aged 75 years, died at his home in Knoxville on Sunday, after an illness of about two months.  He had been in poor health for several years.  Mr. Edgcomb was born at Colesville, Broome county , N.Y., on August 17, 1835, and came to Nelson with his parents in 1844.  They later moved to Cowanesque, where the subject of the of his sketch spent his boyhood days.  In 1853 he engaged in the lumber business and was owner of the first circular saw mill in Tioga county.  He later erected another mill at North Fork, rafting his lumber down the river to Cowanesque; where he had a sash, blind and door factory.   In 1880 he bought the Henry Seeley factory, at Knoxville, which was destroyed by fire in 1886.  Then, with his three sons, under the firm name of I. M. Edgcomb & Sons, he built a new factory.  Mr. Edgcomb was one of the original stockholders and one of the first directors of the Pattison National Bank, of Elkland, and was Vice President of that institution at the time of his death.  In 1898 Mr. Edgcomb retired from active business, the firm name of the Knoxville business being changed to I. M. Edgcomb's Sons.  Mr. Edgcomb was a member of the Methodist church and was one of the most prominent and respected citizens of the Cowanesque Valley.  On July 2, 1859, Mr. Edgcomb married Miss Sarah M. Price and to them five children were born - Waldo H. Edgcomb, Addie M. Egdett, and Alfred E. Edgcomb, of Knoxville; James A. Edgcomb, of Pasadena, California, and Samuel M. Edgcomb, who died August 17, 1877.  Mrs. Edgcomb died March 27, 1890, and on October 6, 1891, Mr. Edgcomb married Adaline K. Stebbins, who died July 17, 1904.  On June 6, 1905, he married Lydia A. Stebbins, who survives him.  The funeral was held yesterday, at 2 p.m.; interment in the Knoxville cemetery.

Age 91, 112 Alba Street, Knoxville, PA died January 13, 2010 at home with his family. Born August 13, 1918 in Knoxville to Roy W. and Gladys Glover Edgcomb, Bob was a graduate of Knoxville High School and Elmira Business Institute. A Veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific, Bob attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. Bob served as Postmaster in Knoxville for 25 years and also worked at W.H. Edgcomb and Sons in Knoxville. He was a 70 year member and Past Master of Cowanesque Lodge #351-F & AM and Coudersport Consistory A.A.S.R. A long time scouter, Bob served as Cubmaster of Pack 22; former member of Knoxville-Deerfleld Volunteer Fire Company, member of Howard S. Lines VFW, Knoxville, former Knoxville Borough Council member, an active volunteer for Little League Baseball, local historian, and always active in civic matters. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Hazel Perry Edgcomb; son, Brian W. (Cheryl) Edgcomb, Knoxville, PA; daughter, Donna J. (Doug) Kosa, Ulysses, PA; grandchildren, Shannon M. (David) Kemp, Knoxville, PA, James R. (Michelle) Edgcomb, Lawrenceville, PA, Joshua Kosa, Ulysses, PA, Elaina (Jeremy) King, Charlotte, NC and Kaitlyn (Matthew) Long, Genesee, PA; four great-grandsons, Christian, Coen, Carsyn Kemp and Kaleb Long; special nieces and nephew, Hilma (Keith) Cooper, Wellsboro, PA, Mary Williams, Elmira, NY, Judy (John) Griggs, Haymarket, VA and Alan (Diane) Forsberg, Wellsville, NY. Bob was predeceased by his sister, Helen Edgcomb Forsberg and is survived by brothers and sisters in law; several cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. The family respectfully requests no flowers. Memorial donations may be sent to Cub Scout Pack 22, c/o Brandi Fitzwater, Treasurer, 4410 Rt 49, Knoxville, PA 16928. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, PA.   Published in Star-Gazette on January 15, 2010

Wellsboro Agitator - May 26, 1937
Prominent Knoxville Merchant Died Suddenly Monday
Knoxville, May 25 - Waldo H. Edgcomb, aged 75 years, prominent businessman of Knoxville, died suddenly at his home Monday morning about 7 o’clock.  He was a senior member of the firm of W. H. Edgcomb & Son, a member of Knoxville Lodge, I. O. O. F., Cowanesque Lodge F. & A. M., and Williamsport Consistory.   Surviving relatives are his widow, two sons, Ivan and Roy Edgcomb, two daughters, Mrs, Ruth Wood, and Mrs. Esther E Smith, of Knoxville, one sister, Mrs. Addie Edgett, of Montour Falls, one brother, James Edgcomb, of Pasadena, California and several grandchildren.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 o’clock, Rev. Bradford G. Webster, officiating; burial in Riverside Cemetery.

ELLIS Mildred Wood
Wellsboro Gazette - January 22, 1997
Mildred E. Wood, 97, formerly of Westfield, died Monday, Jan. 20, 1997, at The Green Home, Wellsboro.  Born Nov. 5, 1899, in Ulysses, she was the daughter of C. A. and Nettie Ellis.  She worked for many years as a clerk in many of the local area stores.  She was a member of the Cowanesque United Methodist Church, the Cowanesque Valley Garden Club, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Valley Grange.  Preceding her in death were her husband, Elwin, in 1976; a brother, Eis Ellis, in 1978, and a sister, Lottie Webster, in 1992.  There will be no prior calling hours.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, with the Rev. Francis Montgomery officiating.  Burial was made in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.  Memorial donations may be made to the Cowanesque United Methodist, or the Sabinsville Volunteer Ambulance Association.

STANLEY M. ELLIS Age 81 of 129 South First St., Knoxville, PA, died Sunday August 15, 2004, surrounded by his family.  He was born July 24, 1923, in Surry County, VA the son of Robert B. and Rose Mae Warren Ellis.  He retired in 1986 as a foreman from Tri-County Electric Co-op after 38 years of service.  He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and has traveled to 48 states with his family.
He is survived by - His devoted wife of 55 years - Betty Tiller Ellis
                              Daughters and Sons-in-law - Christine and
Terry Dalton, Locust Grove, VA
Carol and Todd Streeter, Westfield, PA
                              Son and Daughter-in-law - Richard and Jennifer Ellis, Garland, TX
                              Grandchildren, who were the light of his life;
                              Jennifer and Jason Dalton and his wife Shannon
                              Daniel, Matthew, Kelsey and Kaitlyn Streeter
                              Sherri and Joshua Ellis
                              Great Grandchildren - John, Kerri, Emily and Kade
                              Brother - Bennie Ellis, Rushmere, VA
                              Sisters - Martha Murphy, Battery Park, VA
                                           Margaret Helmick, Carrollton, VA
                                           Sarah Powell, Magnolia, NC
                               Many nieces, nephews and cousins
                               He was preceded in death by his brothers
Andrew, Robert, Charlie and Thomas and sisters Mattie, Donnie and Lucille.
Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 222 West Main St. Westfield, PA, Thursday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM where
funeral services will be held following calling hours at 2:00 PM, Rev. Robert Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. If desired, Memorials may be sent to the Tioga County Unit American Cancer Society, 5 East Avenue, Wellsboro, PA 16901;   Valley Community Ambulance Association (V.C.A.A..) Box 280,  Osceola, PA  16942; or the Knoxville Public Library, Knoxville, PA 16928.

EMPSON Marion Y.
Age 81, of N. First St., Knoxville, PA, died July 12, 2007. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. Arrangements by Kenyon Funeral Home, Westfield, PA.

Guy S. Erway, 83, died after a short illness at his home in Stuart, Fla., on Friday, Nov. 9, 2001.  He was born in Westfield of Mary Swimley and Marion (Manie) Erway.  He attended school in Sabinsville and Galeton and the Radio Engineering Institute in Sarasota, FLa.  Mr. Erway moved to Baltimore, MD., where he opened Erway Insurance Agency, and in 1955 he built his firsr radio station WAYE.  He opend WAYE Travel Agency and traveled the world sending his "Travel Talks" back to the radio stations to be shared with his listeners.  During his broadcasting career he built radio stations in Florida, New York, Colorado, Oklahoma, Illinois, Maryland, Iowa and California.  His last radio station was in Santa Barbara, Calif.   After leaving Pennsylvania he lived for many years in Baltimore, Md., then moving to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on to Santa Barbara, Calif. with short stays in Pueblo, Colorado and Cordell, Okla., while he built and operated the radio stations.  He returned to Florida and retired in Stuart.  He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Joyce, in Stuart; his son Guy S. Erway, Jr. and wife, Ruth, in Santa Ynez, Calif; daughter, Stephanie Erway Chabot, and husband, Cliff, Fresno, Calif.; daughter, Marlene Erway Hopp, and husband, Alan, Elizabeth, Col.; Carolyn Bogue and husband, John, Blue Ridge, Summit, PA; his sister, Elva Erway Haley, Cheektowago, N.Y.; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces.  Interment was made in the family plot at Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, Pa.  Arrangements in care of the Kenyon Funeral HomeWestfield.

Marion A. Erway, 83, of Westfield died suddenly Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1971, in Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro.  He was born in Austinburg, Pa. Nov. 19, 1887, the son of Curtis and Viola Frazier Erway.  In 1908 he was married to Mary Swimley, who died in 1949.  To them were born six children, three surviving:  Mrs. John (Elva) Haley, Cheetowaga, NY; Kenneth Erway of Emporium, PA and Guy Erway of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  In 1950 he married the former Mabel Thomas, who survives.  Also surviving are a step-daughter, Mrs. Wilson (Jean) Gridley, nine grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, six step great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Erway was a lifelong resident of this vicinity, except for four years during World War II when he was employed at the Buffalo Arms in Buffalo, NY.  Funeral was held at Watkins Funeral Home in Westfield, Pa., Friday, Jan. 8th, with Rev. Merie Cowher officiating.  Pallbearers were four grandsons, and two nephews.  Interment was in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA.  Donations were made to the Intensive Care Unit at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa., in memory of Marion Erway by Mrs. Mabel Erway, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hohn, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Gridley, Nikki and Bill Gridley.

Westfield Free Press - Volume XLII - November 3, 1921
Otis R. Erway 50 year old retired farmer of Knoxville died suddenly on Wed. October 26th.  The deceased is survived by his wife and two daughters Mrs. Albert King and Mrs. Kerwin King of Deerfield Township.

Wellsboro Agitator - November 9, 1921
Otis H. Erway died at his home in Knoxville Oct. 27, after a short illness.  He was born in Chatham, April 5, 1861, a son of the late Philip and Mary King Erway.  he is survived by four brothers and one sister, Ruth, wife of Hiram Cloos, of Chatham; Andrew G. Erway, of Chatham; Oscar Errway, of Kansas; Edgar Erway, of California, and Amos Erway, of Watkins, N.Y.  Mr. Erway was twice married and by his first wife he had two daughters, who survive him, Mrs. Albert King and Mrs. Kerwin King, both of Knoxville.  He is also survived by his second wife, who was Miss Myrtle Bridgen.

Wellsboro Agitator November 24, 1943
Butler Hill - Mrs. Helen Boyce, wife of W. C. Boyce, who has been ill of heart trouble for some time, was taken to the Sayre Hospital Saturday, where she died about midnight.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the home.

FAULKNER HELEN -Mrs. Faulkner Boyce
The funeral of Mrs. Faulkner Boyce, aged 58 years, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the home.  Rev. Carlton Carpenter  of the Butler Hill Church will officiate; burial at Knoxville.  Mrs. Boyce died Sunday morning at the Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Mildred Spencer, of Osceola; Mrs. Helen P. Wheeler, of Nelson; Mrs. Edith C. Yingling, of Knoxville; Mrs. Claribel Rice, of Nelson; ten grandchildren, a nephew, Gilbert Faulkner, who made his home with the Boyce family and several other nieces and nephews.

FINCH Walter - Knoxville Youth Loses Life While Swimming - After working hard all day and eating a hearty supper, Walter Finch, aged 22 years, lost his live Saturday night when he went in bathing in the Knoxville swimming pool. As soon as they finished their evening meal, Walter and his brother, Lawrence, drove from their home on the Rose Valley road, about three miles from this place, to the pool, a natural hole in Troups Creek which the town has prepared for the use of bathers. It was about 9:30 o'clock when they reached the pool, and after swimming a few minutes Walter went down. Lawrence, who is unable to swim, ran to the home of Mrs. Abbie Dean, only a short distance away, and telephones to town for help. Robert Smith and Lee Bellows came immediately and dived for the body. Fifteen minutes from the time the youth went down, Bellows had recovered the body. First aid resuscitation methods were administered by Scoutmasters R.W. Edge and Rev. A.G. Lawton, who were called but to no avail. Word was sent to the Corning Fire Department about 11:30 o'clock, and Captain William Sheady, Fireman Thomas Grimaldi and Charles Gridley drove to Knoxville with a lung motor and oxygen supplied by the Corning Glass Works. Efforts to revive the man were unsuccessful. Walter Finch was graduated from the Knoxville High School in 1925, and since then had assisted his mother on the farm. He was popular with the younger set and was highly esteemed by a wide circle of friends. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Libbie Finch, several sisters and three brothers. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 18, 1927, p.1


FISH Joyce F. Preston

Age 95, of 220 Taft Ave., Elkland, PA. died at her home March 24, 2012. She was born Mar. 15, 1917 in Deerfield Twp., PA. the daughter of Will and Cecile Butler Fish. She retired from Westinghouse in Bath, NY.  Survived by: Son – Roger (Cindy) Preston, Corning, NY; grandchildren – Julie (Martin) Smolla, Angela Preston, Anthony Preston, Troy (Kevin Hillman) Preston, Loretta Preston; Great grandson – Kevin Preston; daughter in law – Rose Preston, Addison, NY; brothers – Ross Fish, Knoxville, PA;  Wesley (Carolyn) Fish, Knoxville, PA. Numerous nieces nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl, son Leland, brothers Roger, Alfred, Lee and her daughter in law Mary Preston.   Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA. Wednesday 6:00 to 8:00 pm. where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 8:00 pm.  The Rev. Linda Leibhart and Seminarian Troy Preston officiating.   Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA.   Memorial donations may be made to Laurel Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, Pa.  16901  Funeral home obituary – March 27, 2012


FLYNN, Evelyn - Evelyn Reimann, age 80, of Knoxville, passed away on September 1, 2019 at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. Born on May 18, 1939 in Loucks Mills, PA, she was the daughter of Leon and Genevieve Tubbs Flynn. A graduate of Elkland Area High School class of 1957, she married Richard Reimann on July 27 of that year; they recently celebrated being together for 62 years. Evelyn was a gifted interior decorator and got much joy over the years from her creative designs. It was not uncommon to find furniture rearranged differently when awaking in the morning or coming home in the evening. A sweet and compassionate lady, Evelyn dearly treasured spending time with her family and friends, would smile to any stranger that she crossed paths with and always had a story to tell and a laugh to share. As an eternal optimist, she was never without a smile and always saw the good in others; and, she never complained when enduring her multiple illnesses in later life. As a member of St. Thomas the Apostle parish, she drew strength from her Roman Catholic faith. Evelyn is survived by her husband Richard of Knoxville, son Craig of Syracuse, NY, daughter-in-law Jill Reimann, granddaughter Jena (Caleb) Weiss and great-granddaughters Maddison and Alexa Weiss from Middlebury Center, brothers George (Sheila) Flynn of Elkland and William (Mary) Flynn of Seneca Falls, NY. She is also survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law Sandra Steadman of Knoxville, Irma (Richard) Hastings of Minneapolis MN and Mary (David) Tuttle of Pittsford NY, and many nieces and nephews. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents, son Michael, sisters Jean Flynn, Joann Dart and Velvet Avery, sister-in-law Diane Reimann, and brothers-in-law Robert Reimann, Larry Steadman, Victor Dart and Charles Avery. Family and friends are invited to call at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Sunday, September 8 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm. They are also invited to attend Evelyn’s funeral Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, 10:00 am at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Elkland, with Rev. David Bechtel presiding. Burial with follow at Riverside Cemetery in Knoxville.  – Mansfield Gazette, PA, 5 September 2019


FORSBERG  Charles W. Of Wellsboro, PA. Age 86 of Broad Acres Nursing Home (formerly of  Knoxville, PA) entered into rest Tuesday, August 8, 2000 at the nursing home.  He was born in Elkland, PA on July 23, 1914 a son of Peter and Ida Peterson   Forsberg. He married Helen Eldcomb on October 1, 1938. She predeceased himon May 4, 1990. Charles was a long time employee of the Elkland Leather  Company where he worked as a sorter. He was a member of the First United  Methodist Church in Knoxville, a member for over 55 years and past master of  Cowanesque Masonic Lodge #351, former member of Knoxville-Deerfield Fire Company and the Knoxville Civic Club. He is survived by three daughters, Mary  (Mrs. John) Williams of Elmira, NY, Hilma (Mrs. Keith) Cooper of Wellsboro, and Judy (Mrs. John) Griggs of Alexandria, VA; a son Alan (Diane) Forsberg of Wellsville, NY; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 11 AM Saturday August 12, 2000 at the Knoxville Yoked Church with Rev. Percy Kephart, Pastor and Rev. David Blowers officiating. Interment will  be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. The family will provide flowers, memorials  may be made to Knoxville Public Library or Knoxville Community Association.  Arrangements are by the Flint Funeral Home 10 Wall Street, Addison, NY.

Wellsboro Gazette – November 27, 1958
Mrs. Mazie H. Wilcox, 78, died in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro Friday afternoon, November 21, 1958.  The daughter of Wilfred and Addie King Freeborn, she was born in Deerfield Township and spent all of her life in Knoxville and vicinity.  Surviving are her husband Jesse Wilcox, a son, Dr Wilfred Wilcox of Montoursville, Pa , two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Hegmann, of Knoxville and Mrs. Philip Hoftman, of Bellevue, Neb.; a sister, Mrs. Nina Mowers of Knoxville, 10 grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.  Mrs. Wilcox was a member of the Knoxville Baptist Church where she was a deaconess and she and her husband were the oldest members of the church.  She was also a Past Noble Grand of the Galetea Rebekah Lodge No. 292 and a member of the Valley Grange No. 876. Funeral services were held at the Knoxville Baptist Church Monday at 2 pm with the Rev. Richard Drehmer, pastor of the church, officiating.  Burial was in Riverside Cemetery

FREEBORN - Wilfred G. Freeborn died about 6 o'clock Monday morning, Sept. 19 from the attach of influenza and asthma. He was 60 years old the 5th of September, was born in Chatham township, Sept. 5, 1858, a son of Hiram and Harriett Coon Freeborn, The father was killed in the civil war. He is survived by his mother who is nearly 84 years old and resides in Knoxville. Wilfred Freeborn married Miss Addie King Sept --, 1877. Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Mazie, wife of J.R. Wilcox and Nina, wife of Harry Mowers of Knoxville. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, interment in the Riverside cemetery, Knoxville. - Wellsboro Agitator, October 9, 1918

FREEBORN Viola L. Mead
Viola L. Mead, wife of W. B. Mead, and daughter of Hiram Freeborn, died of heart disease, at the residence of her father in Knoxville, Jan. 29th, 1870, in the 25 year of her age, after an illness of just four months, all of which she endured without a murmur or a word of complaint.  Viola became a member of the Sabbath school, at the age of four years, and continued a member and regular attendant of the same school, until sickness compelled her to absent herself, but her interest in the school and her own class in particular remained the same.  But a short time before she died, she called her class into her room, and talked to them on the subject of religion, and pointed them to that Savior, who had so wonderfully supported her in the hours of suffering.  She was converted about four years ago and about two years subsequently united with the Congregational church, of which she remained a faithful and consistent member until called to the fellowship of the church triumphant, which is without spot before the throne of God.  She was a great lover of music; and frequently during the sickness, she invited her friends with whom she had been in the habit of singing, to come to her room and sing with her, and these were really soul refreshing seasons.  Only the day before her death her friends came in to sing with her, and as they sang some of her favorite pieces, such as the “Home of the Soul” and “Rock of Ages,” an unearthly smile seemed to light up her countenance, and it seemed as though we were in the presence of angelic visitors, and when the writer kneeled in that sick room in prayer it seemed more like the vestibule of Heaven than the chamber of death.  Never did he so fully realize the truth of what the poet said.  She leaves a husband, with whom she had been united only about two years, and one brother and sister, and her aged parents.  Isaac Everett.  (Wednesday, March 23, 1870, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

March 6, 1929 Wellsboro Agitator
Mother and Two Sons Burned - Kerosene Oil Explosion Caused Three Deaths at Little Marsh Sunday
Lewis, aged six years, and Francis, aged five years, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey La Point were burned to death and their mother, aged 28 years, was fatally burned, when the La Point bungalow, at Little Marsha was destroyed early Saturday morning. Mrs. La Point died at the Blossburg hospital about 9 o’clock Saturday night.  Mrs. La Point used kerosene to start a fire about 6 o’clock. The can exploded, burning Mrs. La Point and setting the house on fire. The children were sleeping in an adjoining room. Mr. La Point, who is employed by Joseph and Harry Davis, owners of the farm on which he was at work some distance away in the Davis barn. Neighbors, attracted by Mrs. La Point’s screams and the blazing home, attempted to rescue the children, but their efforts were in vain. The Davis brothers purchased the farm from Joseph Cooper and the transfer was completed only a few days ago. This is the fourth time within two years that the use of kerosene in starting a fire has caused an explosion which resulted in death to Little Marsh residents.  Mr. La Point left home to do the morning chores and was obliged to go some distance from the house. Soon after his departure his wife made ready to prepare breakfast and was pouring kerosene into the kitchen stove when the can exploded in her hands.  Knocked to the floor, she lay helpless with fire all about her, until neighbors made their way into the kitchen, but they were unable to enter the bedroom adjoining to rescue the boys. Bessie Dexter, 10 year old daughter of Mrs. La Point by a former marriage lives at the home of her grandfather, Gus Freeman, Jr., of Knoxville. Besides their father and the half sister, the boys are survived by their grandfather, Gus Freeman, Jr., their great grandfather, Gus Freeman, Sr. several aunts, including Mrs. Metta Hunter, Mrs. Augusta Gee, Mrs. Esther Smith all of Knoxville. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at Little Marsh; burial in the Knoxville cemetery.  Until just before her death Mrs. La Point was conscious and was able to tell her relatives the story of the tragic happenings of Saturday morning.  As the kerosene touched the fuel a terrific explosion blew the stove to pieces, shattered the oil can and showered everything with blazing oil said Mrs. La Point.  Attracted to the scene by the woman’s screams and the noise of the explosion, Mr. La Point and neighbors threw snow on Mrs. La Point and tried vainly to enter the bedroom adjoining the kitchen where the boys were asleep. They broke the windows, when it was found passageway through the doors was impossible, but at every attempt were driven back by raging flames.  In spite of burns which covered more than half her body Mrs. La Point tried to break away from restraining hands and go into the house to rescue her sons. Mr. La Point, who heard one of the lads scream, was frantic and only the strong arms of men were able to prevent him from entering the blazing house.  When the fire had ended, the bodies of the boys could be reached, one was found near the door. The other child was found lying on the bed, apparently having died in his sleep.  Mrs. La Point’s maiden name was ADDIE FREEMAN and she was born in Knoxville October 11, 1900, daughter of Augustus and BESSIE BRIGGS FREEMAN. She received her early education in the Knoxville school and affiliated with the Knoxville Baptist church.  About eight years ago she was married to Dewey La Point and about a year after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. La Point moved to Little Marsh.  Besides her husband, daughter, and parents, she is survived by four brothers, Howard and Basil Freeman, of Knoxville, John Freeman of Wellsboro; Curry Freeman of Corning; two sisters, Miss Abbie Freeman and Mrs. Hugh Backus, of Roulette, her grandfather, Augustus Freeman, Sr., of Knoxville; several aunts, including Mrs. Metta Hunter, Mrs. Augusta Gee, Mrs. Esther Smith and Mrs. Elsie Sawyer, of Knoxville Of the four explosions resulting fatally in Little Marsh, this is the most disastrous, taking a toll of three lives. The three previous tragedies were the death of Mr. Ray Leach, who died August 10, 1928, of burns sustained when she poured kerosene into her kitchen stove, Mrs. Harry Davis, wife of one of the owners of the farm on which the La Point tragedy occurred, who was burn to death two years ago last November when a lamp exploded, Miss Dorothy Mack, whose death was similar to Mrs. La Point’s.

Wellsboro Agitator – March 16, 1932
Mrs. Augusta J. Gee, aged 65 years, who was born in Chatham township in 1867, died at her home in Knoxville last Tuesday night.  She was the widow of B. A. Gee.  The funeral was held Friday, Rev. L. J. Engler of the Methodist and Baptist churches officiating; burial in Riverside cemetery at Knoxville.  Pall bearers were:  Dr. Freeman Smith, of Bath; Harold Seamans, of Williamsport; Curry Freeman, of Corning, and Arland Cooper, of Knoxville.  Mrs. Gee is survived by one son, Russell F. Gee and by one grandson, Russell Jr., of Elmira; her father, William B. Freeman; a sister, Mrs. F. E. Hunter, and a brother, Augustus Freeman, all of Knoxville; a sister, Mrs. A. H. Seamans, of Williamsport; a sister, Mrs. Esther Smith, of Bath.

Wellsboro Agitator – August 23, 1922
--The funeral of Mrs. Norman Crampton, who died August 10, was held Aug. 13, Rev. D. L. Pitts, pastor of the Methodist church, of Knoxville, officiating.  Mrs. Crampton was 62 years of age.  Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Harry Ferris, of Galeton; her father, W. R. Freeman; two brothers, Edward Freeman, of Scio; Augustus Freeman, of Chatham, and four sisters, Mrs. F. E. Hunter and Mrs. F. H. Smith, of Knoxville; Mrs. Augusta Gee and Mrs. Arthur Seamans, of Sabinsville.

Wellsboro Agitator – January 7, 1942
Mrs. Metta L. Hunter, of Elkland, died at her home Wednesday morning, Dec. 31.  She was born at Chatham, Apr. 26, 1858, and was the widow of Frank E. Hunter, who died in 1940.  She spent most of her life in Knoxville, where she was a member of the Methodist Church, Eastern Star and Royal Neighbors.  She is survived by a son, Rex, of New Hartford, N.Y.; a brother, Augustus Freeman, of Knoxville; a sister, Mrs. Arthur Seamans, of Williamsport.  The funeral was held at the home of Mrs. Delos Owlett, at Elkland, Rev. J. H. Buikema, of Knoxville, officiating; burial in the Knoxville cemetery.

Wellsboro Gazette - February 8, 1978
Carmen Fuller of Knoxville, who recently died, was a former resident of Little Marsh.  We think of his family at this time and will miss the visits of this friend.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifGARDNER David “Tinker”
Wellsboro Agitator - June 1, 1898
--Mr. David Gardner, who was familiarly known as "Tinker" Gardner, died at his home in Knoxville on the 18th instant, his age being 102 years according to his own allegations.  Some time ago Mr. Gardner purchased a tombstone and had it erected on his lot and the date of his birth carved on it - April 4, 1796.  Many years ago he traveled about mending tinware and doing odd jobs of mechanical repairing, hence his nickname "Tinker".  He had been a remarkably active man until within a year or two.  He was a pensioner and a member of the James Howland Post of Academy Corners.

Age 90, of Horseheads, NY, and longtime resident of Bennett Circle and Elmira Heights, died on Sat., Mar. 14, 2009, at Elcor Health Center. Marian was born May 9, 1918 in Westfield, PA, the daughter to the late J. Paige and Hattie (Briggs) Garner. She was a graduate of Westfield High School and attended Mansfield Teachers College. Mrs. Ryder was a member of the Oakwood Methodist Church in Elmira Heights, Women's Study Group, Mr. & Mrs. Club, Trailer Club and the Oakwood Dockstader Women's Group. She also provided accompaniment to the children's choir and programs. Together with her husband, they owned and operated Ryder's Music Store in Elmira Heights for many years. Prior to marriage, she was also a legal secretary and court stenographer in Corning. Marian was recently predeceased by her husband, Charles H. Ryder on Sept. 22, 2008. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Phyllis Ryder of Big Flats, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Ron Roach of Pittsford, NY, Sherrie and David Thurkins of Painted Post, NY; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Thursday, Mar. 19, 2009, from 7-9:00 p.m. Family and friends are further invited to call at Oakwood United Methodist Church, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, on Friday, March 20, from 10-11:00 a.m., where her service will follow at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Grant Nicholls and the Rev. Patrick Holder will officiate. Her interment service will take place privately in Westfield Cemetery in Westfield, PA, at the convenience of her family. Those wishing may remember Marian with memorials to Oakwood United Methodist Church, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903, or to a charity of their choice.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/15/2009 - 3/16/2009

Wellsboro Agitator – November 23, 1921
Prominent Citizen of Sabinsville Died from Effects of a Fall on the Ice.
Burt A. Gee died at his late home in Sabinsville Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 15, at 4:30 o'clock, from concussion of the brain received by a fall Wednesday, Nov. 9, on an icy walk on the bridge near his home.  On the morning of the accident Mr. Gee started over town and as he was crossing the bridge his feet suddenly went out from under him and he struck heavily on his head on the concrete bride, says the Westfield Free Press. He was picked up by neighbors who witnessed the accident and although he was dazed he did not entirely lose consciousness. He said he felt as if his skull was cracked and he suffered considerable pain and kept to the house, but it was not until Friday that his condition was considered  dangerous. Dr. Farwell saw him soon after he was hurt but examination failed to reveal any fracture of the skull. On Friday Dr. Farwell and Dr. Secor were both called and found Mr. Gee's condition serious and Saturday he grew worse and in the evening lapsed into an unconscious condition from which he never emerged to consciousness.  On Monday Dr. Booth, of Elmira, was called in consultation but the physicians were unable to give any relief to the stricken man, who  gradually grew weaker until the end came.  The funeral Was held Friday at 1 p. m. The Masonic fraternity had charge of the services at the grave, Mr. Gee was a son of Charles and Ellen Gee, and was born at Sabinsville, in October, 53 years ago. He had been in active business since arriving at the age of manhood and for many years conducted a mercantile business at Sabinsville which he finally sold to C. L. Kelts. Since then he had been engaged in wholesale produce business and farming.  He was a director in the Farmers and Traders National Bank of Westfield.  Mr. Gee was a shrewd and successful business man and  maintained a high reputation for honesty and upright dealing. He was a member of Westfield Lodge, F. & A. M., Westfield Chapter, Tyagaghton Commandery, Knights Templar, and various other fraternal orders. He was a man of many admirable qualities and had a wide friendship. He served a term as Mercantile Appraiser and as Sealer of Weights and Measures. He was influential in politics and was one of Sabinsville's most liberal and public spirited citizens. He is survived by his widow, Augusta Gee, his father, Charles Gee, of Sabinsville, and one son, Russell, who lives at Knoxville, and a brother, Harry Gee, of Omaha, Nebraska.

obituary - Mrs. Olive Merrick, 73, of Knoxville, Saturday, Oct. 15, 1949,at her home after a long illness.  She was the widow of Phillip Merrick.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, a charter member of Knoxville Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and a member of the Valley Grange for more than 50 years.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Maude Broadbent; son, Read; both of Knoxville; brother, Sylvester, of Osceola; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the home, ther Rev. Henry C. Wrey and the Rev. John Lewis, Riverside Cemetery.

Mrs. Olive Merrick, 73, one of Knoxville's best known women, died Saturday morning after an extended illness.  A graduate of Westfield High School, she taught school a number of years.  The widow of Phillip Merrick, who died in 1929, she was a member of the First Baptist Church; charter member of Knoxville Chapter 328, OES and Valley Grange 876.  She was active in a number of church societies and clubs.

Mrs. Olive M. Merrick - The funeral of Mrs. Olive M. Merrick was held Oct. 15.  She died Oct. 11.  She was born in Brookfield, April 28, 1876. daughter of Samuel and Laura Pickett George.  She was a graduate of Westfield High School and taught for a number of years.  She was the widow of Phillip Merrick, who died Aug. 10, 1929.  She was a member of the Baptist church, a charter member of the Knoxville Chapter, Eastern Star, and Valley Grange.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Maude Broadbent; a son, Reed Merrick, of Knoxville; one brother, Sylvester A. George, of Osceola; three grandsons, Dr. Stuart Davis, of Westfield; George and Bruce Broadbent;  three granddaughters, Mrs. Helen Scheible, Olive and Clare Merrick, of Knoxville, and two great grandchildren.

Wellsboro Agitator - August 27, 1930
Samuel R. George aged 79 years, for the past seven years a mail carrier in Knoxville, died Friday morning, August 22, following four months illness of rheumatism.  He suffered a shock a short time previous to his death.  Funeral services were held Sunday.The Lowman Gospel Band of which Mr. George was a member had charge of the services.

Samuel R. George died after an extended illness, died at his home Friday morning, August 22, 1930 of rheumatism...Mr. George was born in Brookfield Twp in 1851...the son of John G. George and Laura Plank George.  Mr. and Mrs. George celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this spring.  Mr. George is survived by his widow, Mrs. Laura George, one son, Sylvester George of Westfield, one daughter, Mrs. Olive Merrick, of Gravel Bank; two grandsons, Reid Merrick of Knoxville and Hugh George of Rochester; two granddaughters, Mrs. Grace Outman of Westfield, and Miss Maud Merrick of Knoxville; three nieces and nephews and five grandchildren. Burial Sunday afternoon at Riverside Cemetery.

LEON C. GEROW, 73 of Knoxville, Pa. Monday, Sept. 5, 1949 at his home.  He was a retired auto dealer.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Kate Wilson Gerow; sons, Mack of Knoxville and Clare of Cranford, N.J.; sisters, Mrs. Ada Neal, Mrs. Carrie Bartlett and Mrs. Irma Erway of Wellsboro; brothers, Gale Gerow and Floyd Gerow of Wellsboro RD; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral will be held at the home Thursday at 2 p.m.  Rev. Dr. John Lewis of the Methodist Church.  Masonic committal at the Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/6/1949


GILBERT, Catherine A. - Catherine A. Gilbert Davenport, age 93 of Knoxville passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, December 24, 2017. Born January 24, 1924 in Germania, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mabel (Menken) Gilbert. Catherine worked on the farm with her dad as soon as she could walk. When she was 8 her dad put her on a set of plows with a team of horses and she plowed by herself. After she graduated high school she went to work at Galeton Production but still milked cows before and after work. She married Paul B. Davenport on August 17, 1949 and still continued to come home to help her dad and mother on the farm. She has done all farm work. Later on she worked at A.W. Luggs store and Leather’s in Knoxville. Catherine and Paul bought the Signor Davenport Hotel in the 60’s and together they operated the hotel until it burnt in 1976. She then went back to work at Luggs until it went out of business and took care of elderly folks. She enjoyed farming & the outdoors and loved Ernest Tubbs, Alan Jackson and her cats. She was a busy body. Catherine is survived by her two daughters, Gloria and Gordon Hurler of Knoxville and Paula and Terry Dunham of Westfield; four grandchildren, Lisa Hurler Payne, Paul Hurler and Cathy Flynn, Kristy and Tony Downs and Travis and Kasey Dunham; 8 great grandchildren, Ashley, Shaylon, Corinna, Jessika, Krystal, Logan, Kaylee and Abby and three great great grandchildren, Harper, Jaxden and Ayliana. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Leland Gilbert and two sisters, Rita Mosch and Leota Macensky. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield on Thursday 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00PM. A funeral service will be held on Friday, 11:00 AM with Rev. Larry O’Dell officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Second Chance Animal Sanctuary, 725 Gee Rd., Tioga, PA 16946. - Mansfield Gazette, 28 December 2017 



Knoxville—Mrs. Althea G. Dearman, 66, died at her home here last Thursday- evening after an illness of several years. Mrs. Dearman was born at Austinburg, December 3, 1873, the daughter of John Wesley Gilkey and Sarah A. Seely Gilkey. Mrs. Dearman was a graduate of the Knoxville High School, and had been a teacher in the vicinity schools for about 10 years before her marriage to Charles G. Dearman of Knoxville where she resided.  Besides her husband, Mrs. Dearman is survived by one son, Albert G. Dearman, of Knoxville; two nieces, Mrs. Grace Collier, Mrs. Geraldine Osborne, of Elmira; three nephews, James Dengle, Elmira; John and Harold Dengle, Johnson City and several cousins.  The funeral services were held from the home Sunday, Rev. Leo J. Engler, of Corning, a former pastor of the Knoxville Methodist church, officiating.  Burial in the Riverside Cemetery at Knoxville.


Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, Pa--Thursday, November 29, 1962
Mrs. Bertha M. Chappell, 82, of First St, Knoxville, PA., died Wednesday, November 21, 1962. Surviving are: her husband, Ben Chappell; one son, Lloyd Carpenter of Bloomsburg, PA; one brother, J. P. Gleason of Tampa, Florida and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services held on Saturday, November 24 and burial in Riverside Cemetery in Knoxville.


The many friends of Mrs. Ross Gleason, of Detroit, were shocked to hear of the death of Mr. Gleason, of influenza, and of Mrs. Gleason's serious illness of the same disease.  It is earnestly hoped she may recover.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, October 30, 1918)

Little Marsh, Oct. 28.---Ross Gleason, a former resident of Chatham, died Oct. 23rd, at his home in Detroit, Mich., after a very short illness of influenza.  The
remains were brought to Knoxville for interment Sunday pm.  He was the youngest son of the late Grant Gleason and was born in Michigan in October, 1891.  He is  survived by his wife, who was taken ill on the train coming and is in the Corning hospital; also two children, the oldest about four years of age; his mother, Mrs.
Cathrine Gleason; two brothers, John, of Michigan, and Neil, of this place.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, October 30, 1918)

The Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 3 Feb 1937, p. 1
William C. Gleason, aged 45 years, died January 27, at his home in Osceola, after being in poor health for about three years. He was born in Troupsburg, N. Y. November 26, 1891, son of Warren and Marcia Reynolds Gleason. He married Miss Mary Burlingame of Knoxville. Besides his widow, he is survived by one son, Bruce, one daughter, Elaine, of Osceola; three brothers, Fred, of Bath; Lloyd, of Troupsburg; Walter, of Corning; two sisters, Mrs. Frank C. Potter and Mrs. D. M. Potter, of Troupsburg. Funeral services were held Saturday, Rev. Walter E. Ruch, of the Presbyterian church, officiating; burial in Riverside cemetery at Knoxville. Pallbearers were: G. B. Crandall and Waldo Parcells, of Osceola; Ford Owlett, Harry Sherer, Nelson Brass and George Swimley, of Knoxville. Among those from out-of-town present were: Anson Burlingame and family of Rochester; Luther Burlingame and family of Cortland, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Pingrey and daughter, of Knoxville; Mrs. Carrie Knapp, Mrs. Wm. Ordway, Mr. and Mrs. Paul White, of Elkland.

Wellsboro Gazette – January 31, 1996
Edwin A. Glover, 87, of Knoxville, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 1996, at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY.  Born Aug. 20, 1908 in Morris, he was the son of Dr. Allen Henry and Mary Taggert Glover.  A senior partner in the law firm of Owlett, Lewis, and Ginn, P.C. of Wellsboro, he managed offices in Elkland and Knoxville. A 1926 graduate of Knoxville High School, he received an A.B. Law degree from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, in 1930, and a J.D. degree from Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, in 1934. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar Association that same year. After practicing law in Harrisburg, for five years, he opened an office in Knoxville in 1939. He continued his practice there even after joining the Wellsboro law firm in 1985. He was a member of the Tioga County, the Pennsylvania and the American Bar Associations. He served as District Attorney of Tioga County from 1942 to 1947. He was solicitor for almost all of the boroughs and townships in Cowanesque Valley, and was formerly solicitor of the Northern Tioga and Northern Potter School Districts. He was a former vice president of First National Bank, Knoxville, a former member of the Board of Directors of Citizens and Northern Bank, Wellsboro, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Steuben Telephone Company.  He also served on the Boards of Directors of the Green Home and Soldiers and Sailors Memorial  Hospital, Wellsboro. He served as past president of the Knoxville Library Association, the Tioga County Historical Society and the Pennsylvania Federation of Historical Societies. He was a member of the Knoxville United Methodist Church. In 1951 he wrote the "Centennial History of Knoxville," and in 1958, "Silas Billings, Pioneer Lumberman." His most recent work was "Bucktailed Wildcats," written in 1980 about the Civil War regiment ih Pennsylvania's northern tier.  Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Jane Sutton Glover of Wilmington, Del., and a nephew, Robert Edgcomb of Knoxville. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made to the Knoxville Public Library, the Knoxville Community  Association or the Knoxville Yoked Churches. Arrangements were handled by the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.

GODFREY Cornelia A.
Wellsboro Agitator - August 13, 1902
--Mrs. V. W. Atwell, aged 33, of Knoxville, died on August 4th.  She is survived by her husband and three children.

Mrs. Bertha B. Costley, 47, of Knoxville, died Monday, Mar. 1, 1937, at her home on South East Street.  Mrs. Costley was born in Clymer Township, Pa. Dec. 18, 1890.  In 1912 she married Harry Costley of Wellsboro.  She was a member of the Knoxville Methodist Church.  Survivors are her husband; a son, Lee Francis Costley, and a daughter, Freda Costley, of Knoxville, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Griffin; two brothers, Gordon and Nathan Griffin of Sabinsville, PA; and a sister, Mrs. Etta Hornsby of Little Marsh.  The funeral services will be held at the home Thursday at 2 p.m., with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.  The Rev. Bradford G. Webster will officiate.


GUILD, H.A. – H.A. Guild died April 28 in the Blossburg hospital, where he went for treatment about a month before his death.  Funeral service were held in Knoxville; interment in Riverside cemetery at Knoxville.  He was born in Knoxville, April 27, 1853, a son of Seymour and Susan Price Guild.  He married Edna Wass and two daughters were born to them, Cora, who died in childhood, and Nina, who died in July last.  Mr. Guild, after the death of his first wife, married Sarah Elizabeth Dice, of Mackelhatton and to them was born one son, Gilbert S.  The mother died and the babe was adopted by John Outman.  Seven years ago Mr. Guild married his third wife, Mrs. Christina Costley, who survives him.  He is also survived by one brother, Eugene B. Guild of Gaines, and one sister, Mrs. Harriett E. Nichols, of Buffalo.   Wellsboro Agitator, 14 May 1919.

Wellsboro Agitator May 21, 1902
Death of Mrs. William Markham - Mrs. Betsy Markham, aged 79, the widow of Mr. William Markham, died on the 12th instant in Knoxville at the home of her son, Mr. Albert Markham.  She had spent most of her life in that borough.  She was a daughter of Benjamin Guiles and was born in Otsego county, N.Y. , but in girlhood came with her parents to Deerfield township, in Tioga county.  She became, 58 years ago, the wife of Mr. Markham, who died 19 years ago.  Four children were born to them, but only one of them, her son, Mr. Charles D. Markham, the Potterbrook storekeeper, survives her, besides the son named previously.  The deceased suffered greatly from rheumatism and for nearly 20 years preceding her death had been unable to walk.  She was a devoted Christian.  Both she and her husband were charter members of the Disciples' church society in Knoxville.

GUILES Harriet “Hattie”
Wellsboro Agitator - April 8, 1931
Mrs. Harriet Baker, aged 74 years, of Deerfield township, died March 28, of a heart attack.  She was the widow of Allen Baker and the daughter of Alonzo and Mary Jane Watkins Guiles.  She was born in Deerfield.  The funeral was held last Thursday afternoon, Rev. W. H. Stevens, Baptist minister, of Westfield, officiating;  burial in Riverside cemetery at Knoxville.   Mrs. Baker is survived by two sons, Ernest and Everitt Baker, and one daughter, Mrs. David Kizer.

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, October 10, 1928
Knoxville, Oct 8--Mrs Sarah Hainer Avery, aged 84 years of Knoxville died Oct. 3 after an illness of several years. She was a daughter of William and Anice Hainer of Deerfield. The funeral was held Oct. 6; burial in Riverside Cemetery. The bearers were: William Cook, Sherman Burne, Sherd Burne, Menzo Wildreck, Ben Costley, George Lattimer. She is survived by 2 sons: Emmett and Jesse King,  2 granddaughters: Mrs Sarah LaPoint and Luva King; 3 sisters: Mrs Hannah Knox of Accademy Corners; Mrs Emma Seeley of Breesport; Mrs Elizabeth Wagner of Detroit, Mich, and 2 st-dau: Mrs W C Everitt and Mrs Frank Fields of Elmira. Among the out of town relatives at the funeral were: Mr & Mrs Bent Seeley of Breesport; Mr & Mrs W C Everitt and Mrs Frank Fields of Elmira; Mr & Mrs Frank Westlake of Horseheads, NY.


HALE Helen W. (Hale) Noone

67, of Austinburg Rd., Westfield, PA died at home on Monday, November 12, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born June 17, 1945 in Cuba, NY, she is the daughter of the late Harland and Nellie (Cole) Hale. She worked in the art department for Zippo Manufacturing and worked in the operating room at Jones Memorial as the unit secretary, where she met her husband, Charles Noone, Sr. They married on February 14, 1998. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Helen loved spending time with her grandchildren and she enjoyed scrapbooking; creating a scrapbook for each of her grandkids. She was a member of the Austinburg Methodist Church. Helen is survived by her husband, Charles Noone, Sr.; her children, Theresa (Shane) Graves of North Bingham, PA, Richard (Amy) Beardsley of San Francisco, CA, Vance (Mindy) Webster, II of Eldred, PA, Elizabeth Smith of Eldred, PA, Donna Marie Zublin of Pawling, NY, Charles Noone, Jr. of Lake Katrine, NY, Mark Noone of Duncan, SC, Erin Patric of Afton, NY and Ellen Marsh of Mexico, NY; 9 grandchildren, Brooklynne, Holden, Presley, Sophia, Landon, Vance III, Tucker, Mckenzee and Jahden; two sisters, Romayne Burr and Janet Bissell of Caneadea, NY and a brother, Wayne Hale of Caneadea, NY. Family will receive friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. A funeral service will be held Thursday 10:00 AM with Pastor Sherry Good officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oncology Department, 1 Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840.    Funeral obituary – November 14, 2012


BENSON Arloween P. Age 70, of #264 North Street, Westfield, PA, died Thursday, October 27, 2005, at her residence. She was born November 21, 1934 in Deerfield Twp., PA, the daughter of Lorenzo and Mattie Potter Hall. She retired from Lowndes Bank in Clarksburg, VA. Prior to moving to West Virginia, she worked for Commonwealth Bank in Galeton, PA, Eberle Tanning Co. and Galeton Production. She was a member of the Parkhurst Presbyterian Church, Elkland, PA, and the Knoxville Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. She also served on the election board of Westfield, PA. She is survived by: her husband of 53 years, Hervey M. Benson; sister, Georganna Doran, Knoxville, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Rose and Raymond Sacks, R.D., Knoxville, PA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dale and Connie Hall, Clinton, NY, Larry and Miff Hall, Westfield, PA; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lorenzo and Mattie Hall; sister, Winifred Strait; and niece, Phyllis Keim. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA, Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Ed Collins will officiate. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Parkhurst Presbyterian Church, Elkland, PA, in Arloween's memory.  


Wellsboro Agitator - March 16, 1927
Mrs. Bertie Harris Mack, wife of W. H. Mack, of Gravel Bank, Pa., died at her home March 4.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Harris, of Westfield Township, and was born July 6, 1876.  She was married to William H. Mack November 21, 1900.  She is survived by her husband and six children, Leland, of Endwell; Harry of Honolulu; Alice, Emma, Thelma and James, at home; Mrs. J. H. Mack, of Lawrenceville, and Mrs. Charles Mack of Westfield.


HARRIS Sadie Irene

Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, May 28, 1930

Mrs. Charles Mack died in the Arnot-Ogden hospital at Elmira, May 19, following two operations. She was the youngest daughter of Seth W and Jewel

Harris and was born on the Jemison July 22, 1886. She was married to Charles A Mack, of Westfield April 6, 1905. She was a member of the Baptist church of Westfield and Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion.  Besides her husband, she leaves one daughter, Jane, one sister, Mrs. Jas. Mack of Lawrenceville and several nieces and nephews.    


HATCH Winifred M. Hatch Johnson

Age 85 of 206 Alba St., Knoxville, Pa. died Aug. 25, 2002 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, RD. Wellsboro, Pa. She was born June 5, 1917 in New Albany, Pa. the daughter of Alva and Cora HART Hatch. She was a inspector for Phillips-Westinghouse in Bath, NY., was a member of the First Baptist Church of Knoxville, Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent for numerous years and a former Cub Scout Den Mother. She is survived by: sons and daughters-in-law: Gary L. and Carol Johnson, Horseheads, NY. Terry L. and Hope Johnson, Sabinsville, Pa., Steve A. and Loretta Johnson, Wilkes Barre, Pa., and daughter, Carol L. KOHLER, Knoxville, Pa. Daughter and son-in-law, Judi and Gary SAMA, York, Maine, grandchildren; Christa Johnson, Ronald Johnson, Eric Johnson, Stacy Johnson, Stefani Weiskopff, Danielle Johnson, Gabrielle Johnson, Stephen Johnson, Larry Kohler, Alice Cady, Tim Sama, Rebecca Sama, and Nicholas Sama. Great grandchildren; Krysta, Kassandra, Johnathon, Bethany, Nicole, Joseph, Jordan, and Carson. Several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Llewellyn L. TIM JOHNSON and a son Ronald. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Pa. Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm where funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00 am. Rev. Natalya Sharp, offc. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, Pa. The family will provide the flowers. Memorials may be made to the Knoxville Yoked Church Sunday School or Valley Community Ambulance Assoc., P.O. Box 280, Osceola, Pa 16942.  Star Gazette, August 28, 2002.


HAVENS – Clifford Donald Havens, 80, of Elkland, died Thursday, July 26, 2007 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Clifford was born Jan. 18, 1927 in Elkland, the son of Alvin and Leona G. McGuire Havens. He was a World War II United States Army veteran. Clifford is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, David [Debra] Havens of Rochester, NY, Steven [Joy] Havens of Mansfield; a daughter and son-in-law, Catherine [Floyd] Young of Mansfield; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a brother, Leo Havens of Hammondsport, NY. Clifford was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Robert Havens; and a sister, Beatrice Crans. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, Mansfield, is assisting the family. – Mansfield Gazette, 1 Aug. 2007


Mrs. Jessie L. King
Ulysses, Pa. - Mrs. Jessie L. King, 79, of Little Marsh, died Wednesday.  She was a member of Jemison Valley Brethren of Christ Church.  Only survivors are several neices and nephews.  Friends may call at the residence of a nephew, Max Thompson in Little Marsh, with whom Mrs. King made her home.  The funeral will be held there Saturday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Sam Landis officiating.  Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery.


ROBERT EDWARD HAZLETT, age 90 of Elkland, PA passed away on October 4, 2017 at the Green Home in Wellsboro. He was born February 21, 1927 in Corning, NY and was raised in Sabinsville, PA. He served in the US Armed Forces during WWII and was honorably discharged at the conclusion of his service. He was a member of the VFW and a Mason. He worked for General Motors in Tonawanda, NY, retiring in 1985. His passions included reading, golfing, and writing. He and Betty married in 1953 and recently celebrated their 64th anniversary. He was confirmed in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Westfield PA. He observed about his life: “I had a good life. I did what I wanted to do.” A fitting epitaph for a well-lived and well-loved man. Robert (Bob) was preceded in death by his parents, Ferris Brennan Hazlett and Marie McCann Hazlett. The second of seven children, he was preceded in death by siblings: Betty (Hazlett) Ferris, Edwin Hazlett, Ferris Hazlett, Jr., Margaret (Hazlett) Akers, and Sarah (Hazlett) Devling. He is survived by his wife Betty (Gerow) Hazlett, sister, Mary (Hazlett) Swartz (and husband Jerry), sister-in-law, Marcia (Edwin) Hazlett and his children: Sylvia (Henry) Wood and Paula Jefferson. He is also survived by grandchildren: Brennan Wood (and wife Milissa) and Tori (Wood) Geer (and husband Rob); and great-grandchildren: Levi Wood and Zoey Geer. Many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews also survive him and, his cat who he named Deputy. It was his desire to especially acknowledge Ryan Crawford and Carrie (Crawford) Cannon, Greg Smith and Melissa (Smith) Maegle, who became family to him. A Graveside service will be held on October 14, 2017 1:00pm, Knoxville Riverside Cemetery. Pastor Cathy Dawes of the Knoxville Yoked Churches and AUMC will officiate. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/82017


HESS Richard I. Jr.

age 52 of 8 Henry Ln., Knoxville, Pa. died October 27, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born May 10, 1961 in Lebanon, Pa. the son of Richard I. and Lillian Heisey Hess Sr. He worked as a maintenance mechanic for Ward/ ACP, was an avid hunter, Oakland Raiders fan, liked playing guitar, and had been employed as a heavy equipment operator for Faylor-Middlecreek Quarry's, Middlebury , Pa. Survived by : Tamra Baker Hess; Sons – Richard I. Hess III, Annville, Pa. Bennjamin R. (Kimberly) Hess, Knoxville, Pa. Caleb J. (Michelle) Hess, Knoxville, Pa.; Daughter – Lisa N. (Chad) Sweigert, Annville, Pa.; Grandchildren – Matrayca, Maura, Bennjamin Jr., Annabelle, Caden, Brenten, Westley, Tristin, Claudia, Scott, Blake and Trinity.; half-brother – John Waters, NYC.,NY.  Friends and relatives are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, Pa. Wednesday 12:00 to 2:00 pm. where funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm., Rev. William O’Neal, offc. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Assn. ( P.O. Box 78960, Phoenix, AZ. 85062  Funeral home obituary – October 31, 2013


HITCHCOCK Hon. Andrew B. Hitchcock

since 1914 chief of the field force of the State Workmen's Insurance Fund, a Tioga county politician of prominence and a former secretary of the Pennsylvania-Republican State Committee, died at the Packer hospital at Sayre Saturday afternoon. His death followed an operation performed a few days ago.  Mr. Hitchcock was born near Corning. He removed to Knoxville shortly after his graduation from the State Normal School at Mansfield, and for 11 years was principal of the Knoxville High School. Later he engaged in the insurance business. From 1901 to 1908 he served Tioga county as Representative in the State Legislature. In 1912 he became chairman of the State Republican Committee, serving until 1914 when he was appointed to the insurance position.  He is survived by three children, Reed W. Hitchcock, of Suffield, Conn; Frederick H. Hitchcock, of Waverly, and Mrs. Helen Albert, of Susquehanna, Pa.  The funeral was held from the Knoxville M.E. church yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, Rev. Dr. Robert Bagnall, of Grace M.E. church, officiating, assisted by Rev. W. C. Glacier, of the Knoxville M.E. church, Tiadaghton Commandery, Knights Templar, of Wellsboro, of which Mr. Hitchcock was a member, were in charge of the funeral and members of the Cowanesque Lodge, F. & A. M., attended in a body; interment in Riverside cemetery in Knoxville.


DR. GEORGE W. HOLBERT, 62 of Westfield, Pa. This morning, Mar. 3, 1950.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Hazel Holbert; sisters, Miss Martha Holbert of Knoxville, Pa., Mrs. J. L. McCreary of Baden, Pa., and Mrs. Gretchen Parks of Westfield; several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the family home where funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Webb Ayres.  Knoxville Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/3/1950

of Knoxville, PA
Age 87, died Tuesday, December 18, 2007. Born July 30, 1920, in Buttonwood, he was the son of Jacob and Priscilla Pituch Homer. On March 13, 1948, in Ithaca, NY, he married the former Everetta V. "Evy" Watson, his wife of 58 years, who predeceased him on February 15, 2007. A World War II veteran, he served honorably with the US Navy in the Pacific and European Theatres. He was employed in maintenance by the Northern Tioga School District for 27 years, retiring in 1983. He was a life member of the Knoxville VFW. Surviving are a son, John (Dawn) Homer, Jr. of Swansea, SC; two daughters, Karol Ann Kilburn of Knoxville and Mary (George) Hotaling of Wysox; grandsons, Chad (Roxanne) Kilburn and Nicholas Kilburn, both of Knoxville, Isaac Homer of Swansea, SC, and Russell Hotaling of Wysox; granddaughters, Elisabeth Homer of Swansea, SC, and Amy Homer of Elkland; great-grandchildren, Kylie Kilburn and Devion Lehman, both of Knoxville, Lauren Hotaling, Meghan Hotaling, and Ryan Hotaling, all of Wysox; and a sister, Dorothy Kobela of Wilkes-Barre. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two brothers. A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 5, 2008, in the Knoxville Yoked Church, Knoxville, PA. The Rev. Edward Heyler will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Memorials may be made to the Knoxville Public Library, Knoxville, PA 16928. Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/21/2007.

Wellsboro Agitator - Sep. 7, 1938
Knoxville, Sept. 6 - The funeral of Mrs. Vina Bostwick Stroher, who died Wednesday, was held Saturday; burial in Riverside cemetery.  She was born Oct. 8, 1871, in Stickney, England, daughter of Edwin and Mary King Hornsby, and with her parents came to the United States in early life.  She was first married to William Bostwick, of Knoxville, who died in 1919.  She married John Stroher , of Westfield, in 1922, who survives with two sons, Fred and Gurney Bostwick; two brothers, Joseph Hornsby of Knoxville, and David Hornsby, of Westfield, and one sister, Mrs. Lorenzo Haskins, of Harrison Valley.

Mrs. Vina B. Stroher
Mrs. Vina Stroher, aged 66 years, died at her home in Knoxville, Wednesday morning after a long illness.  Mrs. Stroher was born Oct. 8, 1871, in Stickler, England, daughter of Edwin and Mary King Hornsby and came to this country when a girl.  She was first married to William Bostwick, who died 19 years ago.  In 1922, she married John Stroher, who survives, with two sons, Fred and Gurney Bostwick; two brothers, Joseph Hornsby, of Knoxville, and one sister, Mrs. Lorenzo Haskins, of Harrison Valley.  Funeral services were held Saturday, Rev. Donald C. Means, of St. John's church, Westfield, officiating; burial in Riverside cemetery at Knoxville.  Bearers were William E. Jones, Harold C. White, H. B. Matteson, Lionel W. Stevens, Norman Crampton and Cornelius C. Bois.


HOUGH Barbara Jean Smith

Age 73, of 199 Legion Heights, Elkland, PA, died Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the home of her daughter, Donna Dexter. She was born May 15, 1938 in Addison, NY, the daughter of Charles and Lillian Divens Hough. Survived by her husband of 54 years, Charles; daughters, Debra (William) Hickey, Osceola, PA, and Donna (Paul) Dexter, Elkland, PA; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Jennie Wilson. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.  Star Gazette – August 7, 2011


NATHAN LEROY ‘ROY’ HOWE, 87 of Lawrenceville, has gone to be with our Lord Jesus, January 9, 2016. Born October 23, 1928 in Knoxville, PA, he was the son of the late Dallas Leroy and Edrica (Weaver) Hower. He was a celebrated athlete in his high school years, loving basketball. He was a Korean War Veteran. Afterward, he was employed at the Elkland Tanning Company and later at the former Consolidated Gas, now Dominion Gas. He was very active in former years at the Knoxville Baptist Church, and later at the Jemison Valley Brethren in Christ Church. He played sports on the town teams, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He served on the Knoxville Town Council for years and was an active member of the Republican Committee along with other local activities. Nathan is survived by his younger sister, Joan Orth; son, Thomas Howe (Sue) of Mansfield, and daughters Laurie Klarman (Steven) of Sistersville, WV and Jerilyn Brubaker (Steven) of Westfield; grandchildren Jason Howe, Jared Howe, Brian Klarman, Cynthia Klarman, Wendy Klarman, Elizabeth Brubaker, Juliane Brubaker, Benjamin Brubaker and 3 great grandchildren, and very special friend, Sue Hall of Westfield. He will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 40 years, Marie (Stephens) Howe, and later, wife of 16 years, Clara (Cutman) Howe; parents, Dallas Leroy Howe and Edrica (Weaver) Howe; brothers, Richard Howe, and Robert Larry Howe, and by his sisters, Alberta (Latshaw) and Eileen (Choate). Family will receive friends at the Jemison Valley Brethren in Christ Church, Westfield on Saturday, January 30th from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 2:00 PM with Pastor Gary Wolfe and Rev. Ronald Burgard officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, followed by a meal at Jemison Valley Church. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Jemison Valley Church, 5870 Route 249, Westfield, PA –Funeral home obit 1/28/2016


Age 90, of Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA, formerly of Westfield, PA, died Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at her residence. She was born July 1, 1918 in Westfield Twp., PA, the daughter of John and Frances Mack Howland. She is survived by her brothers, John Murhl Howland, Columbia Crossroads, PA, Lauris Howland, Ft. Myers, FL; sisters, Donna Stahli, Westfield, PA, Sibyl Young, Bentley Creek, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ina Sayles. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA, Tuesday from 1:00-2:00 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Burial in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/1/2009

 Charles W. Howland, 85, of Knoxville, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 1996, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Dec. 26, 1910, in Deerfield Township, he was the son of Arthur R. and Margaret Wilson Howland. He was a descendant of Dr. Eddy Howland who came to the area in 1803.  Dr. Howland was a descendant of John Howland who came to America on the Mayflower in 1620. He was a master mechanic, retired after 37 years of service at the Eberle Tanning Company, Westfield.  He was a member of the Cowanesque Masonic Lodge F&AM #351. Preceding him in death was his wife, Thelma Stebbins Howland, on Sept. 25, 1995. Surviving are a son, Rockney Howland of Abingdon, Md.; two daughters, Sandra Howland and Joyce Howland, both of Washington, DC.; two grandsons, Mark and John Howland; two great-grandchildren, Zachary and Rachal Howland. Calling hours were held Sunday, Nov. 3, at the family residence. Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family at Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Association. Arrangements were handled by the Flint Funeral Home, Addison, NY.

HOWLAND - Ina M. Sayles, 84, of 204 Mill St., Westfield, died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at   Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.  Born March 18, 1916, in Westfield, she was the daughter of John and Francis Mack Howland.   She was a homemaker.  Surviving are her husband, Fay; one son and daughter-in-law, Ed and Marlene  Sayles of Westfield; one daughter, Vicki Lee Sayles of Mansfield; one  stepdaughter and son-in-law, Donna and James Stewart of Elmira, N.Y.;  grandchildren, Brett Sayles, Renee Sayles, Mathew Stewart and Melissa  Stewart; great-grandson, Cory Stewart; two brothers, Murhle Howland of   Pittsburgh and Lauris Howland of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; sisters, Donna Stahli of Westfield, Charles Howland of Mainesburg and Sybil Young of Bentley Creek;   several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield, on Wednesday, March 14, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there Thursday, March 15, at 10 a.m. with Edward  Collins officiating.    Burial will be made at Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.   Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Wellsboro Agitator - December 10, 1919
--Jennie Howland Mack, of Olean, was born April 12, 1873, and died November 22.  She was the daughter of J. M. and Jeannette Howland.  On December 25, 1889, she was married to Orrin L. Mack.  She leaves beside her husband, four children, Mrs. H. D. Mourhess, of Nelson;  Mrs. L. C. Gillespie, of Olean; Doris and Traversie at home; one sister, Mrs. Cecil Smith, of Elkland; one brother, Lewell Howland, of Tompkins; also her father, of Belvidere, South Dakota.  She lived most of her life in Pennsylvania.  Burial was in the family cemetery  on the Lower Jemison.


JOHN MURHL HOWLAND, age 101, died Friday, July 31, 2015 at the Bradford County Manor in Troy, PA. He was born April 19, 1914 in Sabinsville, PA son of the late John S. and Frances E. (Mack) Howland. Murhl dedicated and spent his life sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with others for 79 years. He ministered in PA, NJ. NY, ME, NH, VA, AL and MS. He will be greatly missed by all those he loved and served. He is survived by a brother, Lauris Howland of North Fort Myers, FL and many nieces and nephews. Murhl was preceded in death by three sisters, Donna Stahli, Sybil Young and Charla Howland. Friends are invited to call Tuesday, August 4, 2015 from 12 to 1 PM at the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street Troy, PA 16947. The funeral service honoring his life will be held following calling hours at 1 PM at the funeral Home. Interment will be 10 AM, Wednesday, August 12, 2015 in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/3/2015


HUSTED, MRS. MARY - Knoxville, Mar. 18—Mrs. Mary Husted, 93, died at her home in Deerfield township Thursday afternoon. The funeral was held at the home Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. E. E. Moon, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of Knoxville, officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery. Mrs. Husted is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Emmily Merrick and Mrs. Viola Skinner of Deerfield; three daughters, Mrs. Abbie Jacobson of Elkland, Mrs. Viola Houghtelling of Norway Ridge, and Mrs. Villa Drew of Dawnville, Va; four sons, Edward and Joseph of Deerfield, Herman and Frank of Horseheads.

Wellsboro Agitator - January 24, 1882
Mrs. Wass, wife of William Wass, died on Sunday last at her home in Chatham, in eighty fifth year.  She had been in feeble health for many years.  Mrs. Wass was born at Elmira, New York in 1797, when that place was hardly a hamlet.  She was married to Mr. Wass in 1818.  In 1830 they moved into Chatham township.  At that time there was only one public road in the township and but one span of horses - the property of Reuben Cloos, who was at one time engaged in the manufacture of pearl-ash.  At the time of her death Mrs. Wass had been a professor of religion for fifty years and she has now joined the Church triumphant and has left a most worthy example as a wife, a mother and a Christian.  She lived to raise up a large family of children.  The family circle was not broken until about six years ago when a daughter died.  The rest of her children - six boys and three girls - are all living, as well as their father who is 87 years old.  There are but few people who live to enjoy sixty-four years of married life, as Mr. and Mrs. Wass did.

Wellsboro Gazette – September 5, 1940
Knoxville – Frank E. Hunter, 86, of this place, died last Thursday.  He was born in Chatham township and spent most of his life in the vicinity of Knoxville.  He leaves a son, Rex Hunter, of Utica; a niece, Mrs. Vera Skinner, of Lodi; a nephew, Floyd Hunter, of Knoxville.  Funeral services were held Sunday at the Knoxville Methodist church.  The Rev. Mr. Bulkema officiated.  Mr. Hunter was the son of Paul and Phoebe Boom Hunter.   He was married January 1, 1878 to Miss Metta Freeman, also of Chatham.  He had been a lifelong resident of the vicinity, following the occupation of a farmer, and moved to Knoxville about 30 years ago.  Deceased had been in poor health about two years and about a month ago he and Mrs. Hunter went to the home of Delos Owlett where they have been cared for.  Mr. Hunter suffered a cold about a week ago and pneumonia developed.  He was a member of the Knoxville Methodist church since 1914 and was a member of the Cowanesque Lodge, F. & A. M., which conducted the burial in Riverside cemetery.

HUSTED George Osmer
Wellsboro Gazette – January 15, 1925
George O. Husted, aged 84 years, a prominent farmer of Deerfield township, died at his home, January 1.  He is survived by his widow and several children.  Funeral services were held from the late home; interment in Riverside cemetery at Knoxville.

Age 78 of South First St., Knoxville, Pa., Wednesday, July 26, 1978.  Friends may call at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Friday 7 to 9 p.m and where funeral and committal services will be held Sunday of 2:00 p.m. the Rev. Paul Green.  Burial Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, Pa.  Survived by sister, Mrs. Mary Destasio, Little Marsh, Pa., half-sister, Mrs. Eva Blackwell, Elmira, NY.  Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Wellsboro Agitator Feb. 14, 1945
Joseph H. Husted, aged 80 years, died Feb. 6, at the home of his son, John Husted, Knoxville, R. D. He was born in Deerfleld township, April 29, 1864, son of George 0. and Mary Rowland Husted. Survivors are six children: Fred, of Horseheads; Mrs. Eva Black, of Elmira; Lee, of Academy Corners; John, Lyle and Mrs. Hugh Dickinson, of Knoxville, R. D; one brother, Frank, of Breesport; three sisters, Mrs. Martin Drew, of Danville, Pa.; Mrs. Mina Houghtaling, of Elkland; Mrs. John Jacobson, of Knoxville; 1 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Wellsboro Agitator - October 31, 1923
The funeral of Mrs. Lucy Boom, who died October 22, was held from the home of her son, Otis Boom, in Knoxville, Thursday. Mrs. Boom was the oldest member of the Knoxville Presbyterian church.  She would have been 80 years old this February.  Mrs. Boom had been a resident of Knoxville and vicinity for 50 years, where she leaves many friends.  Rev. Emerson Mitchell, pastor of the M.E. church officiated; interment in Riverside cemetery.

—Mrs. Lucy Boom died Oct. 22, at the home of her son, Otis M. Boom, near Knoxville, after an illness of six weeks, which started while she was on a visit with relatives at Wellsburg, N.Y. She was 79 years old last February. She is survived one son, Otis M. Boom, of Knoxville and two grandchildren, Vivian and Irene Boom.  Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the home of her son; interment in the Riverside cemetery at Knoxville.  Mrs. Boom was the oldest member of the Knoxville Presbyterian church.



Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., May 30, 1928, Pg 1

Knoxville, May 28 - Henry J. Jackson, aged 69 years, died Wednesday at 2pm, [5/23/1928] after a long illness. He was born in Chatham and had been a resident of Knoxville all his life. He was twice married, his first wife being Ellen Matteson. To them was born one daughter, Mrs. W. A. Draucker of Knoxville. He married Mrs. Flora Chapple (Chappell)  in March 1907, who survives him. Two grandchildren, Clarence Draucker, of Welllsboro and Mrs. Sherry Pease of Westfield; one sister, Miss Delta Jackson, of Knoxville and a brother, Wilbur Jackson, of Presho also survive. The funeral was held Friday, Rev. E. E. Moon officiating; burial in Riverside Cemetery. The members of Knoxville Masonic Lodge attended the burial service.



Corning Evening Leader – Friday, May 23, 1930

ELMIRA, May 23,—Because of a mortgage on some real estate in Chemung county, the administration of the estate of Henry C.

Jackson, late of Knoxville, Pa., was handled in Chemung county Surrogate's Court here Wednesday.  Mr. Jackson left personal property valued at $550, which comprised the mortgage on the local property. His widow, Mrs. Flora Jackson of Knoxville Pa., was named administratrix.    Note:  Died in May 1928    Riverside



Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, 30, 1928

Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Cooper attended the funeral at Henry Jackson at Knoxville Friday.


JAY Maude

MRS. MAUDE BOULIO, 65 of Knoxville, Pa. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1945.  Survived by husband, Henry; daughter, Mrs. Reid Weidman of Rochester; two grandchildren, including Cpl. Reid Weidman in Germany.  Funeral Sunday 2:30 p.m. at Methodist Church in Knoxville.  Rev. Engler of Corning assisted by Rev. Carl Vander Burg.  Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/1/1945


Knoxville Library - Edgecomb Scrapbook
Ernest W. Johnson, a young man 26 years old, died this Wednesday morning about 2 o'clock, Oct. 10, 1923, from an illness of about five weeks of typhoid fever, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Cooper, South First St.  Ernest was a young man with many friends, well developed and the picture of health.  He had lived in the family of Mr. and Mrs. Cooper since he was seven years old.  He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, of the lodge of the Odd Fellows and of the Tall Cedars.  He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Max Jetter of Williamsport; and four brothers, Frank, of Canton; Charles of Morris Run; Victor of Wellsboro, and Edwin of Missouri.  Funeral services will be held from the Cooper home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

The funeral of Ernest W. Johnson, who died October 10 in Knoxville, after an illness of five weeks, of typhoid fever, was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Cooper, with whom he had lived since he was seven years old.  He was 26 years of age, and a member of the Masonic fraternity, of the Tall Cedars and of the I.O.O.F., under whose auspices the burial was conducted.  Rev. Harold H. Charlesworth, pastor of the Knoxville Methodist church, officiated.  He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Max Jetter, of Williamsport, and four brothers, Frank, of Canton; Charles, of  Morris Run; Victor, of Wellsboro, and Edwin, of Missouri.  He leaves many friends in Knoxville.  obit Oct 1923

Age 82, of 108 South First St., Knoxville, PA, passed Thursday, April 2, 2009, at Cindy's Personal Care Home, Westfield, PA. She was born March 10, 1927 in Farmington, WV, the daughter of Delaware and Bertha Toothman Jones. She worked at the Northern Tier Veterinary Clinic, Knoxville, PA for many years and was a member of the Knoxville Yoked Church. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Arthor; sons, Edward (Cathy) Stuckey, Waldorf, MD, Frank (Julie) Stuckey, Elkland, PA; daughters, Carol (Edward) Morris, LaPlata, MD, Donna (David) Blend, Elkland, PA, Doris Morehouse, Woodhull, NY; nine grandchildren; great-granddaughter, Payton Blend. A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, April 18, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at the Knoxville Yoked Church, Knoxville, PA, Pastor Joel Coleman officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, PA. It is the family's request that you donate blood in memory of Bessie or in honor of her great-granddaughter, Payton. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/12/2009

PRESTON HENRY JUDD age 77 of Buffalo St., Elkland, Pa. on Saturday, July 5, 1975.  Friends may call at the Charles L. Kenyon Funeral Home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral services will be held Wednesday 2 p.m.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville, Pa.  Survived by one sister, Mrs. Emma McGonigle of Corning, N.Y.; one brother, Wallace L. Judd of Harrisburg, Pa.; two nephews, John R. McGonigle from McMurray, Pa. and Charles Judd of Harrisburg, Pa.  He was an alumnus of Swarthmore College and also a Phi Betta Kappa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/7/1975

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