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 cannot be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.
BAILEY JAMES T.
James T. Bailey, 22, of Tioga, died July 28, 1987, at home. He was born Jan. 2, 1965, in Wellsboro, the son of James and Annetta Losinger Bailey. He graduated from Elkland High School in 1983 and was a former member of the U. S. Air Force. He is survived by his mother, Annetta Wakley of Tioga; his father and stepmother, James and Rhonda Bailey of Horseheads, N.Y.; a daughter, Lacy J. Bailey; a sister, Sylvia Shabloski of Lindley, N.Y.; three brothers, John of Corning, N.Y., Joseph of Tioga, and Jeffrey of Horseheads, N.Y.; maternal grandmother, Anna Losinger of Wellsboro; paternal gradmother Lillian H. Bailey of Gaines; dear friend, Deb Sherman, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a nephew. Friends called at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland on July 30. Funeral services were held there on Friday, July 31, with the Rev. Gary Butler officiating. Military burial was made in the Hurlbert Cemetery in Gaines. Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, 733 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10017. [Note from Joyce - I am only guessing that Hurlbert Cemetery is same as Mattison Cemetery, because there are Hurlberts buried in it. In these obits one finds almost as many names for one cemetery as there are persons buried there. If anyone can confirm or dispute that these are the same cemetery, please let me know]
Wellsboro Agitator – December 12, 1957
Watrous Boy, 13 Dies of Wounds - John Bailey, 13, of Watrous, Pa., was killed by the apparent accidental discharge of a rifle at a neighbor's home about 10:45 Sunday morning. Dr. Harry K. Williams of Elkland, Tioga County coroner, issued a verdict of accidental death. He said the boy died almost instantly when a .32 bullet lodged in the left chest. Deputy Sheriff William Zurfluh said young Bailey, one of six children of Mrs. Lillian Bailey, was in the company of 13-year-old John Kearse of Watrous when the mishap occurred. Zurfluhs said the boys returned to the Kearse home after preparing traps for small game. Young Kearse apparently went to a small den and took his father’s rifle. The rifle is believed to have been dropped on the floor and discharged accidentally. The dead boy is survived by his mother, Mrs. Lillian Hulbert Bailey; father, James Bailey; sisters, Lillian, Donna and Connie Lou of Watrous; brothers, Winfred Bailey with the U. S. Marine Corps; David of Watrous.
BUMP James C. Bump
79, of Charleston Road, Wellsboro, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2001, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born March 31, 1922, in Binghamton, N.Y., he was the son of Franklin and Viola Smith Bump. He was the husband of Charlotte Hurlbert Bump, whom he married May 2, 1942. He was a 1941 graduate of Sabinsville High School, and was retired from Corning Glass, Wellsboro Division, where he was an analytical chemist. He was a member of the Mansfield VFW, Morris Run American Legion. Formerly a member of several bands, played Big Band era music, was a licensed amateur radio operator and enjoyed clock and watch repair. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II. Preceding him in death was one son, James, in 1982. Surviving besides his wife are sons and daughters-in-law, Walter and Barbara Bump of Mansfield, William and Janet Bump of Mainesburg and Franklin Bump of Wellsboro; six grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Elnora and Willard Cole of Sabinsville; half sister, Hazel (Clyde) Pence of New Castle; half brother, Harold (Anna) Monk of Middlebury Center and Richard Monk of New Castle. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral there on Friday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial will be made at Lick Run Cemetery. Wellsboro Gazette – October 10, 2001
BUMP James R Bump
age 39, of RD Lawrenceville, died Monday, Sept 6, 1982, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Monday evening. He was born July 29, 1943 in Wellsboro, to James C and Charlotte Hurlbert Bump. He was an employee of GTE in Wellsboro He was a Vietnam veteran and a member of the VFW in Mansfield. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Watson Bump, two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Sharon) Thomas of RD, Mansfield, and Bobby Jean at home, two sons, Robert Edward, stationed with the U S. Army in Arizona, and Fred, at home, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James C Bump of Wellsboro, three brothers, Walter, of Mainesburg and William and Franklin both of Wellsboro. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p m today, Wednesday, Sept 8, at the Brown Funeral Home in Galeton. Funeral services will be held there on Thursday, Sept 9., at 2 p m with the Rev. Donald Hurlbert of Troupsburg, N Y officiating. Burial will be in the Lick Run Cemetery, RD, Gaines. Wellsboro Gazette – September 8, 1982
CLARK Eunice C. Worthington
Of Eldred died Friday, March 27, 1998, at home. Born March 31, 1920, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Amos and Rose McConnell Clark. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School. Among those surviving are her husband, Harley A. Worthington; five sons; five daughters; 31 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Francis and Jennie Clark of Wellsboro and Sam and Nellie Clark of Wellsboro; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were handled by the Guenther Funeral Home, Olean, N.Y. Burial was made at Lick Run Cemetery, Gaines. Wellsboro Gazette – April 29, 1998
GANSEL Frieda L. Hurlbert
89, formerly of Mansfield, died Tuesday, April 22,1997, at The Green Home, Wellsboro. Born Jan. 2, 1908, in Nordmont, she was the daughter of Charles and Clara Worthington Gansel. She was a member of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church and the Marshfield Grange. Preceding her in death were her husband, Charles Hurlbert; a son, Merle; two daughters, Lillian Bailey and Bernice Thompson, and two sisters, Beatrice Laird and Erma Lloyd. Surviving are two sons, William B. Hurlbert of Wellsboro and Paul Hurlbert of Kerrville, Tx; three daughters, Nancy Zelinski of Wellsboro, Patricia Hurlbert of Tucson, Ariz., and Wyona Lamos of Union, NJ; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Friday, April 25, at the Collins-Olney Funeral Home, Galeton, and Saturday, April 26, at the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church. Funeral services were held at the church immediately following the calling hours Saturday, with her son, William B. Hurlbert, and pastor, Rev Brad Prouty, officiating. Burial was made in Lick Run Cemetery. Wellsboro Gazette – April 30, 1997
Blanche HURLBERT Worthington
Blanche Hurlbert Worthington died at her home in Watrous, Sunday morning, Dec. 12, at 8:50 o’clock. She was the youngest child of Charles and Lydia Hurlbert, of Gaines, and was born April 8, 1899. She is survived by her husband and her parents; also by four sisters and three brothers, Ina Hurlbert, Addie Miller and Bessie Worthington, of Gaines, and Arna(?) Taylor, of Olean, NY; George and Walter, of Gaines, and W. Charles, of Wellsboro; also numerous other relatives. She had a host of friends. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock and the remains were interred in the family cemetery at Lick Run. (December 22, 1920, Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
Wellsboro Agitator – December 22, 1920
Mrs. Blanche Worthington, wife of Archie Worthington, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. H. Hurlbert, at Watrous, Dec. 12. She gave birth to a son, Dec. 9, who died, and she never rallied but remained unconscious until the end. She was born at Gaines, Pa., April 8, 1899, and was married to Archie Worthington, May 1, 1919. She leaves, besides her husband and parents the following brothers and sisters: Rev. George Hurlbert, of Gaines; Walter Hurlbert and Mrs. Addie Miller, of Lick Run; Charles Hurlbert, Jr. of Wellsboro; Mrs. Inez Anderson, of Watrous; Mrs. Amos Worthington, of Gaines, and Mrs. Anna Taylor, Olean, N.Y. She was member of the Gospel Worker church. The funeral was held Dec. 15, Rev. A. E. Harriman, of Galeton, officiating; interment in the family cemetery at Lick Run. This death was a very sad one, indeed. A happy home is broken up. The bereaved husband and other relatives and friends have the heartfelt sympathy of the community.
HURLBERT Charles W. Hurlburt,
age 86, of Wellsboro, formerly of Gaines, died on Tuesday, August 28, 1979, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. He was a member of the Marshlands United Methodist Church, the Marshlands Grange and the Pine Creek Sportsmen's Club. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife, Frieda; son, Paul Hurlburt of Cerrviles, Texas, William of Wellsboro; daughters, Mrs. Bernice Thompson of Olean, N.Y., Mrs. Lilian Bailey of Gaines RD, Mrs. Wyona Lamos of Union, New Jersey, Mrs. Nancy Zelinski of Wellsboro RD, Mrs. Patricia Scofield of Gaines RD; 19 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral and Committal Services were held on Friday at the Marshlands Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Lutz officiating. Burial in Lick Run Cemetery. Wellsboro Gazette – September 5, 1979
HURLBERT Donald L Hurlbert
46, of Knoxville RD 1 died Monday, July 10, 2000, at home. Born Jan 3, 1954, in Texas, he was the son of Ronald G and Margaret Thomas Hurlbert. He was an employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and an avid outdoorsman. Surviving are one son, Jared Hurlbert of Wellsboro; two daughters, Alison Hurlbert of Osceola and Sara Hurlbert of Osceola; his father, Ronald G. Hurlbert Sr. of Knoxville; one brother, Ronald G. Hurlbert Jr. of Knoxville, one sister, Barbara McCarthy of Wellsville, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Calling hours were held Friday, July 14, at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland. Funeral services were held there Friday, July 14, with the Rev. Jefferson Brewster officiating. Burial was made at Lick Run Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Knoxville Yoked Church, Knoxville, Pa. 16928. Wellsboro Gazette – July 19, 2000
The funeral of George Hulbert, son of Charles H. and Lydia (Matteson) Hurlbert, was held Friday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ina Hulbert in Watrous. One daughter survives, Mrs. Iva Jacobs, of Holland, NY; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, two brothers, Walter and Charles of Elk Run; and four sisters, Mrs. Addie Miller, of Eldred, Mrs. Anna Taylor, of Olean; Mrs. Bessie Worthington, of Alba, and Mrs. Ina Hulbert of Watrous. Rev. Morris preached the funeral service and interment was at Lick Run. (September 21, 1944, Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
George Hulbert, aged 66 years, of Gaines, died at Westfield, Sept 12. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Clifton Jacobs, of Holland, N. Y.; sisters, Mrs. Iva Hulbert, of Watrous; Mrs. Addie Miller, of Eldred; Mrs. Ames Worthington, of Alba; Mrs. Louis Taylor, of Olean; brothers, Charles and Walter, of Gaines; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Friday; burial in the Lick Run cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator – September 20, 1944
HURLBERT Lillian H. Bailey
80, of Watrous, died Saturday, Oct 7, 1995, in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born July 20, 1915, in Gaines, she was the daughter of Charles and Roxanna Mattison Hurlbert. She was a graduate of Galeton High School and attended business school in Williamsport. She was employed as an auditor for the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Bailey, two sons, John and Winfred; grandson, Jim. Surviving are one son, David Bailey of Watrous; three daughters, Lillian Bailey of Watrous, Donna Meek of Millerton and Connie Terwilliger of Gaines, stepmother, Frieda Hurlbert of Wellsboro; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Paul Hurlbert of Kerrville, Texas, William Hurlbert of Wellsboro; three sisters, Nancy Zelinski of Wellsboro, Patricia Hurlbert of Tucson, Ariz., Wyona Lamas of Union, N.J.; several nieces and nephews. There were no calling hours held. Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Collins-Olney Funeral Home, Galeton. Her brother, William Hurlbert, officiated. Burial was made at Lick Run Cemetery, Watrous. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice. Wellsboro Gazette – October 11, 1995
Cpl. Merle HURLBERT
The funeral of Corporal (or Private?) Merle Francis Hurlbert, 24, of Gaines, who was wounded in action and died in a hospital at Luxembourg, killed in action, Dec. 19, 1944, while serving with the Field Artillery in Belgium and was, was held Thursday; burial in the Lick Run cemetery. Survivors include his widow, Shirley Clark Hurlbert, of Fulton, NY; one daughter, Carol Ann; an aunt, Mrs. Ina Hurlbert, with whom he lived after the death of his mother; father, Charles Hurlbert, all of Gaines; four sisters, Mrs. Bernice Thompson, of Olean, Mrs. Lillian Bailey of Harrisburg; Mrs. Nancy Delinski of Williamsport and Wyona Hurlbert of Newark, NJ, one half-sister, Patty, and two half-brothers, Paul and William. (January 25, 1945, Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
RONALD ALAN HURLBERT JR., infant son of Ronald A. and Tracy Spencer Hurlbert, Wellsboro, RD 4, died prematurely, Sept. 25, 1992 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Survivors include his parents; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Spencer, Wellsboro, RD 1; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Hurlbert, Wellsboro, RD 2; great-grandfather, Alfred Wilber, Canton RD 1; great-grandmother, Frieda Hurlbert, Wellsboro; great-grandmother, Wanda Bryson, Galeton and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Graveside services were conducted Sept. 29 at the Lick Run Cemetery, Gaines Township with William Hurlbert officiating. The funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Tussey-Morsher Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. –Canton Independent Sentinel
HURLBERT Tyler Gage Hurlbert
infant son of Ronald A. and Leann Burrows Hurlbert of Mansfield RR 1, died Thursday, July 29, 1999, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Surviving besides his mother and father are grandmother, Luann Bacon of Mansfield; grandfather, Edward Whitten of Wellsboro; grandparents, Rev. William and Janice Hurlbert of Wellsboro; great-grandfather, Charles Burrows Sr. of Wellsboro; great-grandmother, Margaret Wormley of Middlebury Center; three uncles, two aunts, three cousins; and several great-aunts and great-uncles. Private graveside services were held Saturday, July 31, at Lick Run Cemetery, Gaines Township, with the Rev. William Hurlbert officiating. Arrangements were handled by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Wellsboro Gazette – August 4, 1999
HURLBERT Walter E. Hurlbert, Sr.
Age 90, a retired farmer of Lawrenceville died Saturday, June 19, 1976 in the Darway Nursing Home, Forks, Pa. Funeral services were held Wednesday with Rev. William Lusk officiating. Burial in Lick Run Cemetery, Gaines. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Claire) Green of Galeton, Mrs. Mary Valentine of Gaines R.D., Mrs. James (Charlotte) Bump, of Lawrenceville, Mrs. Louis (Roberta) Lappa of Lawrenceville, R.D.; three sons, Charles Henry of Painted Post R.D., Ronald of Knoxville, Walter Jr. of Lawrenceville; one brother, Charles of Gaines R.D.; 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; one daughter, Mrs. Edith Short, preceded him in death. Wellsboro Gazette – June 23, 1976
Wellsboro Agitator - April 9, 1924
Gaines, April 8. Mrs. Grace Schanbacher, wife of C. S. Schanbacker, of Galeton, formerly of this place, died Saturday, April 5, after an extended illness of tuberculosis, aged 45 years. She leaves beside her husband, a daughter, Vivian, who is ill of measles; also her mother, Mrs. Nancy Jenkins, who has been caring for her a long time. The funeral is to be held at the house and burial in the Lick Run Cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator - November 19, 1919
Gaines, Nov. 1 —Robert Jenkins died Monday evening, Nov 10, of tuberculosis, aged nearly 70 years. He is survived by his widow, one brother, Jacob Jenkins, of Sheffield, Pa. Mr. Jenkins had been afflicted with tuberculosis for the past two or three years. Jacob Jenkins and son, of Sheffield, were here to attend the funeral.
LAPPA Louis Fredrick
Age 81, of Lawrenceville, PA, died on Tuesday, October 30, 2007, at the VA Medical Center in Bath, NY. Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing on Saturday, November 10th, 2007, from Noon until 2 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Berg officiating. Burial will be in Lick Run Cemetery, Gaines, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/9/2007.
LAPPA Louis Fredrick
Age 81, of Lawrenceville, PA, died on Tuesday, October 30, 2007, at the VA Medical Center in Bath, NY. Louis was the husband of Roberta J. (Hurlbert) Lappa, with whom he observed a 50th wedding anniversary on October 7, 2007. Louis was born on December 7, 1925 in Chicago, IL, a son of Samuel and Nancy Lappa. He had been employed by the Elkland Tannery, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and the A&P Plant. He was a WWII US Army veteran, a member of the American Legion in Morris, PA, and the VFW in Wellsboro, PA. Louis enjoyed his family, trout fishing, football, sports and dancing. Louis is survived by his wife, Roberta; two sons, Michael (Frankie Herb) Lappa and John (Trina Wilson) Lappa, all of Lawrenceville, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Nathan Murray of Wysox, PA; three grandchildren, Mitch Bliss, Cody O'Dell, and Ryan O'Dell. Louis was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kelly Lynn Lappa in 1965; his parents; a brother, Nick Lappa; and a sister, Mary College. Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing on Saturday, November 10th, 2007, from noon until 2 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Berg officiating. Burial will be in Lick Run Cemetery, Gaines, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/4/2007.
Wellsboro Agitator - January 26, 1927
Mrs. Nancy Jenkins, of Marshlands, died at the home of her adopted son, Otto Butler, Jan 17, aged 68 years. A few weeks ago she had a large cancer removed at the Blossburg hospital and after returning home she seemed to be recovering for a time, but a short time ago she had a shock and sank rapidly until the end She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Hurlbert, of Watrous, and Mrs. Rachel Jenkins, of Wellsboro; also one grandchild and one great-grandchild, besides numerous other relatives. The funeral was held at the Salvation Army hall in Watrous, Wednesday, Jan. 19. Rev. Mr. Woodruff M E pastor, officiating; burial was in the Lick Run cemetery. Deceased was a devout Christian and a member of the M. E. church. She was a woman of sterling character and will he missed by a large circle of relatives and friends. Matteson
MATTESON ROXANNA "ROXIE"
The Agitator - January 30, 1924
Gaines, Jan 28 —Of all the numerous deaths here in the last few months the saddest was that of Mrs. Roxanna Hurlbert, wife of Charles Hurlbert, Jr , which occurred Tuesday night, Jan 22, following the birth of a son only about two weeks before. She seemed to be doing well except that she was afflicted with two large abscesses and had suffered greatly Tuesday she was up a good share of the day and her complete recovery was expected soon, but her illness had affected her heart and she suddenly collapsed. She leaves, beside the infant son, her husband and four young daughters - Bernice, Lillian, Wynona and Nancy, also one sister, Mrs. Gladys Kern. She was the younger daughter of the late William and Kate Mattison and wasn't yet 30 years of age. The funeral was held at Gaines on Friday and burial was in the family cemetery at Lick Run, Undertaker Earl White, of Galeton, having charge of the services. A goodly amount of money was raised for Mr. Hurlbert, at Gaines and Watrous to help pay the funeral expenses and flowers were purchased by the Watrous Sewing Circle, the Gaines Thimble Club, etc. Besides the members of her own immediate family she leaves numerous other relatives to mourn her untimely demise. They all have the heartfelt sympathy of everybody.
Marshlands, April 16. — Abram Matttison, who died last week at Endicott, was brought to Gaines, where he formerly resided; and the funeral was held at the Odd Fellows' hall in Gaines on Sunday; interment in the family cemetery on Lick Run. He leaves a wife and child, mother and stepfather, one brother and two sisters. Wellsboro Agitator – April 17, 1918
MATTISON - Mrs. Lydia Ann Hurlbert
Watrous.--Mrs. Lydia Ann Hurlbert, 81, died here last Thursday at the home of her son George, following an illness of two months. Mrs. Hurlbert was born in Gaines, December 21, 1854, the daughter of Emaline and Harris Mattison. On January 1, 1875 she married Charles Hurlbert, at Stony Fork. Her survivors include the following children: Mrs. L. W. Taylor, Mrs. Addie Miller and Miss Ina Hurlbert, all of Watrous, Walter and Charles Hurlbert, of Gaines, RD 1; Mrs. Amos Worthington of Cedar Run; and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, interment in Lick Run cemetery. (July 9, 1936, Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
Gaines—Frank Miller, 62, of Watrous, died Sunday at the Blossburg Hospital after a lengthy illness. The Rev. Sappie of Galeton officiated at funeral services yesterday and burial took place in Lick Run cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Addie Hulbert Miller, and two children, Mrs. Emma Morrow of Wellsboro and Charles Snyder of Gaines. Wellsboro Gazette – January 9, 1936
Westfield Free Press - November 18, 1886
Persing - In Gaines, Oct. 15, 1886, John Persing 99 years. Mr. Persing was born in Northumberland county, married to Elizabeth Garretson and at the age of 31 he came to Gaines, then a part of Delmar, and also a part of Lycoming county. He was a soldier of 1812. Thirteen children were born to him, of whom only five survive him - one daughter and four sons. Mrs. Persing died 46 years ago. He was buried from the residence of his son in Gaines on the 17th ult. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. L. Bovier
Mr. John Persing
Mr. John Persing, who died at Gaines a few days ago at the age of 99 years, was born in Northumberland county, Pa. He came to Gaines nearly 70 years ago, there being then only three families residing on Pine creek as far down as Blackwell’s. It is stated that he owned the first team of horses in that region, and he used to drive them to Tioga to do his trading. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and he was a pensioner at the time of his death. He was a man of very remarkable vigor, never having employed a physician for himself during his whole life. He was the father of 13 children, five of whom survive him. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. (Tuesday, November 23, 1886, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
Elmira Gazette and Free Press – February 16, 1906
Reuben Persing, a life-long resident of Gaines, Pa, township, and a well-known character, died at his home on Lick Run last Saturday morning. He was a, veteran of the civil war; and received, a pension for the loss of his right arm. He was born in Gaines and had always lived in the Pine Creek region. Mr. Persing was about eighty years of age and is survived by third wife.
SCHANBACKER Conrad S
Wellsboro Agitator – April 4, 1943
Conrad Schanbacker, aged 82 years, of Marshlands, died Sunday, April 4, at 11 p.m., at the home of his niece, Mrs. O. A. Champney, of Marshlands. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Rose Kear, of Williamsport, and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Marshlands Methodist church, Rev. M. H. Holmes, officiating; burial in the Lick Run cemetery.
WORTHINGTON Amos E.
Wellsboro Agitator – October 29, 1952
The following attended funeral services for Amos Worthington at the family home in Alba N.Y. on Friday: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hurlbert and daughter Roberta; Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Hurlbert, daughter Patty: Eli Shneider and Mrs. William Hurlbert.
WORTHINGTON Archie Jr
Wellsboro Agitator – December 26, 1923
Mrs. Archie Worthington, of Galeton, who was formerly Lena Fritchell, of this place, recently lost a child and has been in critical condition at the Blossburg hospital, but is now improving.
WORTHINGTON - MARGARET CAMPBELL
Margaret Worthington Campbell, 56, of Gillett RR 2, died April 1, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was born July 13, 1935 in Elk Township, Tioga County PA, daughter of Amos and Bessie Hurlbert Worthington. She was a member of Fassett Baptist Church, the Women of the Moose in Canton for 29 years and the Blossburg American Legion Auxiliary for 23 years. She was employed with Westinghouse in Horseheads, NY for 23 years. Mrs. Campbell is survived by her husband, Luther S. Campbell; sons and daughters-in-law, Scott and Rolanda Worthington of Minersville, PA and Ricky and Karen Worthington of Canton; niece, Kay West of Granville Summit, who was raised by Mrs. Campbell; stepdaughters, Lynn Thompson of Arnot, PA and Christine Gitchell of Mansfield; stepson, Mark Campbell of Morris Run, PA; three granddaughters and five stepgrandchildren; sisters, Eva Austin of Gillett and Betty Walters of Ogdensburg; brothers, Harley Worthington of Eldred, PA, Richard Worthington of Xenia, OH and Donald Worthington of Orlando, FL. She was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth Worthington and Madeline Worthington. Funeral services were held April 4 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiation and burial to be in Lick Run Cemetery, Gaines, PA. Memorials may be directed to the Fassett Baptist Church. (TGR, Thursday, April 9, 1992)
YOUNGS - HURLBERT Myrtle M. (Youngs)
Myrtle M. Youngs Hurlbert, 87 of Wellsboro and formerly of Lawrenceville, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was born on July 3, 1922, in Tioga, County, a daughter of Rosco and Clara Youngs. Myrtle was the wife of the late Walter E. Hurlbert, who died in 1981. Her favorite pastime was reading. Myrtle is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Beth Hurlbert of Lawrenceville; four grandchildren, Martin, Matthew, Cody, and Cory. In keeping with Myrtle's wishes there will be no public services. Burial will be in Lick Run Cemetery, Gaines. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, is assisting the family. Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from September 13 to September 22, 2009
? Matilda Schneider
Wellsboro Agitator – September 2, 1942
Mrs. Matilda Schneider of Gaines, died Saturday afternoon at the Blossburg hospital. Surviving are her husband, Gerald, and seven children. Funeral at 3 p.m. Monday; burial in Gaines. Buried Matteson Family cemetery.