Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Westfield
Township, Tioga County PA
Photo by Joyce
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.
ACKLEY Maud Josephine
Wellsboro Agitator - August 22, 1923
Mrs. Clarence Hancock died at her home in Westfield, Aug. 11. She had been in ill health for years. Mrs. Hancock was formerly Miss Maud Ackley, of Sabinsville, and had always lived in that vicinity. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Mary Bonham, and one son, Claud Hancock, both of Westfield; one grandson, the son of Mrs. Bonham; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Brown and Mrs. O. B. Roberts, of Wellsboro and Mrs. Myra Kepps, of Elmira.
BAKER ELLEN E.
Wellsboro Agitator – January 23, 1935
Knoxville, Jan. 22 – Mrs. Ellen E. Miller, aged 69 years, died Jan. 19, at 6 p.m., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Lattimer in Knoxville, after a long illness. She was born in Brookfield township, August 8, 1865, daughter of Harrison and Phoebe Stiles Baker. Feb. 10, 1880, she was married to Phillip Miller, now deceased. Mrs. Miller had resided near Cowanesque, early all her life, until about four years ago when she came to reside with her daughter. Surviving are two sons, Riley, of Ulysses, and Orson, of Bloomsburg; three daughters, Mrs. Emma Lattimer, of Knoxville; Mrs. Agnes Erway of Keeneyville, and Mrs. Eugene Stickler, of New York; a sister, Mrs. Emma Cornish, of Reading Center, N.Y., 15 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Tuesday; burial in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
BALDWIN, Lena - McMAHON LENA BALDWIN PLANK
Wellsboro Agitator – September 10, 1947
Mrs. Lena Baldwin Plank McMahan, of Westfield, died Sept. 2. She was the widow of Dennis McMahon. She is survived by a cousin, Mrs. George Diehl, of Vestal, N. Y. The funeral was held Friday; burial in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. [Lena E. Baldwin, daughter of George and Matilda JONES Baldwin]
BEACH Clark W
Wellsboro Agitator - January 18, 1911
Clark W. Beach, Esq. of Westfield, died at the home of I. B. Beach, last week Monday evening after a three weeks illness of pneumonia. Mr. Beach was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Beach and was born at Dryden, N.Y. June 29, 1829. He studied law in the office of Hon. Henry Sherwood, in Wellsboro, and was admitted to the Tioga County bar in 1865. He had resided and practiced law in Westfield for many years. The funeral was held from the Methodist church Thursday, at one o'clock, Rev. Mr. Pitts officiating; interment in the Mount Pleasant cemetery.
BEACH Wallace D
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, July 28, 1909
Mr. Wallace D. Beach, aged 52, died on July 18, at his home in Clymer township, after a long illness. He was a son of Bradley and Catherine Beach and was born in Clymer Township, July 21, 1857. He is survived by his wife and 2 children, Jay and Mildred, two brothers, Elwood of Westfield and Samuel of Manhattan and 3 sisters, Mrs F. G. Bristol of Sunderlinville; Mrs Leon Kilbourne of Hector and Mrs Guy Waterman of Belfast, NY. The funeral was held last Wednesday, Rev. D. L. Pitts of Westfield, officiating. Mt. Pleasant
Wellsboro Agitator – January 20, 1955
Sylvester Bell, 70, of Westfield, Pa., died Friday, January 14, 1955. He was a retired Corning Glass Works employee. He is survived by sisters, Mrs. Leah Cheeseman of Buffalo and Mrs. Fred Moore of Westfield; brother, William Bell of Westfield. Funeral was Monday in the Westfield Wesleyan Methodist Church with the Rev. Stanley Lawrence officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant cemetery, Westfield.
Westfield Free Press – Thursday, November 20, 1902
Edgar Bevier, of Sabinsville, died Monday morning from injuries sustained in a fall Thursday morning of last week. Mr. Bevier was born in New York state July 13, 1860. He is survived by his wife and son Edwin M. and daughter Alta L. The funeral was from the Sabinsville church Wednesday, Revs. Schultz and Davy officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant cemetery.
BOWMAN, Mary - GARDNER MRS. MARY
Wellsboro Agitator – October 18, 1922
--Mrs. Mary Gardner, 80 years old, widow of the late Charles Gardner, died at her home in Westfield Oct. 8. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock; interment in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. C. D. Pease, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Bennett Steenburg and Mrs. John McLean, of Westfield, and two sons, Harvey and Walter, of Westfield. [Mary Louisa Bowman, daughter of Alpheus and Hannah Bowman]
BRACE Elizabeth E.
Wellsboro Agitator - January 15, 1930
--Mrs. Elizabeth E. Horton was born in Westfield township, Sept. 14, 1853, and died Jan. 5, 1930. She was a daughter of Leonard and Margaret Crance Brace. She was married to Nicholas Shelley...Mrs. Dora McFall and Britain Shelley, of Port Allegany; Mrs. Kate Gerlock, of Wellsville, N.Y.; Dawson Shelley, of Oswayo, and Delbert Shelley, of Eldred, were born to them. Her second marriage was with T. J. Horton, of Roseville, N.Y. To them were born two children, Thomas, who was drawne (s/b drowned) in 1924, and Margaret, wife of William Weeks. The funeral was held Wednesday; interment in Mount Pleasant cemetery.
Chappell, Randolph O. age 65, of RD 2 Westfield, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 1973. The family will receive friends at the Watkin’s Funeral Home Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday 2 p.m. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Rev. Duane Burdick and Rev. R. Allen Brubaker officiating. Survived by wife, Blanche; one brother, Gilbert of Westfield; nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Troopsburg Masonic Lodge; Westfield Township tax collector; director of the Grange Insurance Co. and a member of Eulalia Grange of Potterbrook, Pa.
CLARK Walter G.
W.G. Clark, Retired Tioga Educator, Dies Walter G. Clark, 81, of Westfield, retired superintendent of Tioga County schools, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 1972 at his home. Mr. Clark served as superintendent of Tioga County schools for 20 years. He previously had been a principal of Clymer Township schools and
superintendent of Westfield schools. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Mr. Clark was a member of Westfield Lodge 477, F&AM, the
Coudersport Consistory, Irem Temple Shrine, Wilkes-Barre, and the Wellsboro Rotary Club. There are no immediate survivors. Funeral services were held on
Monday at 11 a.m. in the church. Burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Westfield. The Rev. William Harris, his pastor, officiated.
CLARK, Walter G.
Age 81, of Westfield, Pa. Tuesday, February 29, 1972. Family will receive friends at the Watkins Funeral Home, Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9p.m. Funeral Monday 11 a.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church. Rev. William Harris officiating. Burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Westfield, Pa. Survived by two nieces, Lenora and Katherine Clark of Westfield, Pa.; several grandnieces and nephews and one great-grandnephew. He was a veteran of World War I, member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, former Principal of Clymer Township Schools, former Supervisor of Westfield Public Schools, Tioga County Superintendent of Tioga County Schools from 1936 to 1956, member of Rotary Club Wellsboro, member of Westfield Lodge No. 477 F&AM, member of Coudersport, Pa., Consistory, member of Irem Capital Shrine of Wilkes-Barre.
Wellsboro Agitator – May 25, 1927
Mrs. Helen Close Hurlbut, aged 81 years, died in the Blossburg hospital Friday, May 20, after a short illness. The funeral services were held in her home Monday afternoon, Rev. Wesley Lundy, of the M. E. church officiating; interment in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery. Two daughters, Sara, at home, Mrs. T. J. VanDusen, of Westfield, one son, Fred, of Oakland, Cal., and one grandson, Lawrence VanDusen, of Syracuse, survive her.
DECKER, Maude Marian - PRIDE MAUDE
Wellsboro Agitator – March 14, 1957
Mrs. Maude Pride, 72 and widow of Allen T. Pride, died on Feb. 26th, and the funeral was held at 2 p.m., Friday at her home. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. She is survived by a nephew, Charles Decker, of Westfield. [Maude Marian Decker, daughter of Charles F. and Hattie ACKLEY Decker]
Wellsboro Agitator – February 13, 1946
The funeral of Mrs. Sadie Detweiler Stephenson, was held Thursday at Westfield; burial in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. Surviving are her husband, one son, Clarence, of Cleveland, Ohio; five sisters, three brothers and two grandchildren.
Wellsboro Agitator – August 26, 1925
--The youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dibble, of Westfield, died of pneumonia last Tuesday. The funeral was held Friday morning; interment in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
DOUD, Melvina - BULKLEY MRS. MELINDA
Wellsboro Agitator – May 26, 1926
Westfield, May 24 – Mrs. Melinda Bulkley, aged 87 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Streeter Friday morning. The funeral services were held at the Streeter home on West Main street Sunday afternoon, Rev. H. E. Schmaus officiating; burial in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery, the O. E. S. of which organization Mrs. Bulkley was a valued member, took part in the services. Mrs. Bulkley is survived by three children, George, of Howard, Pa.; Edwin Jr. and Mrs. James Streeter, both of Westfield, several grandchildren and one great grandchild. [Melvina Doud, daughter of William Harrison and Emily A.MILLER Doud]
DOUGLASS ANNA L.
Wellsboro Agitator – July 14, 1926
--Mrs. Ann Hunt died at her home in Westfield July 2, after a long illness. She was born in Clymer township, November 11, 1840, daughter of the late William and Selina Hancock Dougas (Douglas). At the age of 19 she married Barton Hunt and they lived on a farm on Crance Brook until the death of Mr. Hunt, August 1, 1906. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Effie McMindes, of Elmira Heights; one son, Burt C. Hunt, of West Alexander; two sisters, Mrs. Selina Bush, of Westfield, and Mrs. Nancy Baker, of Jackson City, Mich.; three grandchildren, Mrs. Anna Watkins and Beatrice Hunt, of Westfield, and Clella Graham, of Williamsport, and seven great-grandchildren.
Wellsboro Agitator – March 25, 1926
The funeral services of Essent Eick were held in his late home Friday afternoon, Rev. H. E. Schmaus, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church officiating. Mr. Eick was a communicant of that church, being a vestryman and a member of the choir. The Masonic fraternity attended in a body and had charge of the services. Interment in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator – January 25, 1928
Carl Gaier, aged 76 years, died Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lena Teachman. The funeral was held Monday in the M. E. church, the pastor, Rev. Wesley C. Lundy officiating; burial in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. He is survived by his daughter and several grandchildren.
GARDNER EDWIN MILO
Westfield Free Press Volume XXIV - Thursday, January 30, 1902
E. M. Gardner died at his home in Westfield, Monday evening Jan. 27, at 9:40 o'clock. The funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at one o'clock in the Methodist church in this borough (Westfield) and interment will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Edwin Milo Gardner was born at the old homestead, his late residence, March 2, 1845, and was the youngest of a family of ten children. Only one of these survive, Charles, who resides here. His father, John Gardner, was a promiment member of the Methodist church. He was married December 29, 1869 to Sarah D. Layton, of Brookfield, who survives him. Two daughters were born to them, Mrs. Arch E. McLean and Mrs. Albert Bates.
GRACE ALICE PEARL
Wellsboro Agitator – February 28, 1940
The funeral of Mrs. Alice Pearl Grace Kane, wife of Glenn Kane, who died Saturday afternoon after an illness of two months, was held in Westfield yesterday; burial in Mt. Pleasant cemetery here. Mrs. Kane was born in Clearfield, daughter of George and Anna Cumford Grace. She had been a resident of Westfield for about 28 years. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal church, Lillian Rebekan Lodge and the Eastern Star. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Harold, of Westfield; two brothers, Ceyon Grace, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and George Grace, of Elmira; and a sister, Mrs. John Baudette, of Endicott, N.Y.
GREEN J. E.
Wellsboro Agitator – April 30, 1902
Mr. J. E. Green, aged 59, of Cowanesque, in Westfield township, who was stricken with paralysis on the 18th instant, as recorded in last week’s issue of the Agitator, died on Thursday last. He was one of the most prosperous and best known farmers of the Cowanesque valley, where he had spent most of his life, although he was born in Otsego county, N.Y. He was a daring, experienced and most successful hunter, and many bears had fallen victims to his rifle. He is survived by his wife, one son and two daughters. Mr. Green’s largely attended funeral was held from his home on Saturday. He was a devoted Mason, and his burial in Mt. Pleasant cemetery at Westfield was under Masonic auspices.
GRIDLEY CHARLES L.
Wellsboro Gazette – February 9, 1939
Westfield – The death of Charles L. Gridley occurred Tuesday at his home here. Mr. Gridley suffered a shock about two years ago and had been in poor health since that time. Deceased was born in Ulysses, Dec. 8, 1862, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Gridley. He spent his early life there later removing to Westfield, where he served as mail carrier until his retirement some time ago. He was married to Miss Olivia Knapp. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Donald Rowles, Challis, Idaho; Mrs. Herbert Newman, of Westfield; two sons, Halsey Gridley, of Challis, and Arthur Gridley, of Westfield; a sister, Mrs. Charles Innis, of Cleveland and four brothers, Andrew, Reginald, William and Frank of Ulysses. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Gordon Vaughan will officiate and burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
HAMBLIN Sarah D
Wellsboro Agitator – January 12, 1921
—Mrs. Wilson Cushing died suddenly Jan. 2, at her home in Westfield. The funeral was held Tuesday; interment in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. The surviving children are: Mildred, Mrs. Park Streeter, of Crystal Springs, N. Y.; Melva, Mrs. Ernest Rood, and Howard Cushing, of Westfield; Awanna, Wilson, Jr., and Marshal, at home. She is also survived by her husband, one brother, Truman, of R. D. 2, and two sisters, Miss Jennie Hamblin, of R. D. 1, and Mrs. N. Bush, of Westfield; by her father, Orlo J. Hamblin, of R. D. 1, and three grandchildren, Janet, Wilson and Park Streeter, of Crystal Springs, N. Y. She was a member of the First Baptist church and of the Rebekah lodge, in which order she had held offices until a few years past. The members of the Rebekah lodge attended in a body and furnished a beautiful floral tribute.
Wellsboro Agitator – December 20, 1944
Clarence Hancock, aged 89 years, of Westfield, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. K. C. Cole, Dee. 8. He was born in Sabinsville. He spent his entire life in Westfield and vicinity. For a number of years, he was engaged in business in Westfield. He had been in ill health for several years. His wife died in 1923. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. E. C. Cole, and one son, Claud Hancock; a grandson, Edward Bonham; a great grandson, Robert Lee Bonham, and one, nephew, I. Warren Plan, of Westfield. He was a member of Westfield Lodge. F. & A. M., and at the time of his death held the longest membership of any member of this lodge.
Wellsboro Agitator – November 23, 1938
Mrs. Mary Hancock Plank, aged 86 years, died Thursday at her home at Westfield. She was the daughter of J. Warren and Clarissa Hancock and was born June 5, 1852, in Clymer township. She was married at Knoxville, September 27, 1868, to Lovel Plank, who died January 2, 1924. To them three children were born, Burt B., who died December 22, 1934; I. Warren Plank, of Westfield, with whom she made her home, and Mrs. Edith P. Thompson, of Cleveland, Ohio. Other survivors include a brother, Clarence Hancock, of Westfield; a granddaughter, Mrs. Florence Rugaber, and a great grandson, Jack Rugaber, of Wayland, Mich. Funeral services were held Saturday, Rev. Donald C. Means, officiating; burial in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator - September 4, 1918
--Mrs. Eliza Hayner Thompson was born at Addison, N.Y., Aug. 23, 1849 and died at her home in Mills, Pa., Aug. 21, 1918. She was married to Elijah H. Thompson, July 4, 1870. To them were born four children, three daughters and one son, Charles, who died at the age of sixteen and Hannah, who died at the age of eighteen. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. W. C. White, of Sweden Valley, Pa., and Bessie Warner who lives at home with her parents; also four sisters, Mrs. Hannah Knox, Mrs. Sarah Avery, Mrs. Emily Seeley of Knoxville, Pa. and Mrs. Elizabeth Wagner, of Detroit, Mich.
HORTON Thomas J.
Wellsboro Agitator - July 11, 1923
--Thomas Horton, aged 27 years, a well-known oil well worker of Duke Center, was drowned June 24 in a creek, not 100 feet from the Horton home. Deceased and his mother moved from Westfield, Pa., to Duke Center two years ago. Mr. Horton was employed as pumper by C. A. Duke, of Duke Center. He leaves besides his mother, one sister, three half-brothers and two half-sisters.
Wellsboro Agitator – August 8, 1906
--Mr. Barton Hunt, aged 81, died last week Tuesday, at his home near Westfield, where he had spent the past 60 years. His wife, one son and one daughter survive him. The deceased was born in Ithaca, N.Y., on November 13, 1824 and on November 13 1859 he married Miss Anna Douglass, of Clymer. To them four children were born, two of whom survive, Mrs. C. McMindes and Mr. Charles B. Hunt, of Potterbrook. Mr. Hunt was for many years a lumber-raft pilot on Pine Creek between Gaines and Port Deposit. Funeral services were held on Friday at one p.m.
Wellsboro Agitator – November 28, 1957
Fred Hurlbut, 77, died on November 12, at the Blossburg Hospital. Burial was at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
HURLBUT SARAH B.
Wellsboro Agitator – June 27, 1951
Sahra B. Hurlbut, age 89 years, of Westfield, died in Wellsboro Sunday morning, June 24, 1951. She is survived by one brother, Fred, of Westfield and one sister, Mrs. Nell VanDusen, also of Westfield. Services will be held at the funeral home in Westfield Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Clarence Wienand officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant cemetery, Westfield
INSCHO M. F.
Wellsboro Agitator – December 22, 1926
M. F. Inscho, aged nearly 63 years, died December 10, 1926, at his farm home near Knoxville, after a decline in health for several months, during which illness he spent several weeks in the Blossburg hospital. He was the only son of the late Micajah Seelye Inscho and Lucy Rexford Howland Inscho. He is survived by six children – three sons and three daughters – Edwin Inscho, of Detroit, Mich.; James and Rex, at home, and three daughters, Mrs. Muriel Aumick and Miss Florence Inscho, of Elmira, and Miss Pearl at home. One son died in April, 1925. Mrs. Inscho died about a year ago. Funeral services were held last Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Wallace Stevens, of Westfield, officiating. The Knoxville Lodge of Masons attended in a body; interment in the Mount Pleasant cemetery at Westfield. Mr. Inscho was a member of Cowanesque Lodge, No. 351, F. & A. M. He was a member of the Grange and had held several important town offices.
JOHNSON LEWIS W.
Wellsboro Agitator – June 2, 1960
Lewis W. Johnson of Westfield, died Sunday, May 29, 1960 at the age of 62. He is survived by his mother, one daughter, Mrs. Lionel Wachter, of Wellsville, N.Y., and a son, Eldon, of Shortsville, N.Y. Funeral services were held on Wednesday with burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
KILBOURNE, Susan Emma - SUTTON MRS. EMMA
Wellsboro Agitator – April 15, 1931
--Mrs. Emma Sutton, widow of George Sutton, died at her home at Westfield Tuesday night, aged 75 years. She is survived by a daughter, Jennie Little, and two grandchildren, Junior and Jean Little, of Westfield. The funeral was held Friday; interment in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. [Susan Emma Kilbourne, daughter of Curtis and Esther PARKER Kilbourne]
Mr. Adriel King, who died at Westfield, a few days ago, was over eighty years of age. He had resided in that part of the county since he was ten years of age.
Died 4 Jan 1894. Wellsboro Agitator - January 17, 1894
KING Ellena Constanzia
—Miss Ellena Constanzia King, aged 78 years, of Westfield, died March 6, at 10 a. m., of pneumonia. She was born in Westfield, daughter of Adriel and Charlotte Scott King, and her life had been spent almost entirely in that place. She is survived by a nephew, Lee Guile, of Elmira, and Mrs. Charles King. The funeral was held Friday; interment was in Mount Pleasant cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator - March 14, 1928
KING Gertrude King Guile
Monday morning at 4 O'clock occurred the death of Mrs. Gertrude Guile from a paralytic stroke on Saturday, August 3rd. Mrs. Guile had started for the Grange Hall and when near the Dodge farm got in to ride with J. Cuer. She was feeling well and talking when suddenly she was taken ill. Mr. Cuer drove her to the office of Dr. Patterson and from there she was taken home with all possible speed. Mrs. Guile was born Sept.8, 1856 in Clymer and was married to Horace Guile July 4, 1882. To them were born 2 children:. Mrs. Ava Guile King and Lee Guile. Both of whom are living. She is also survived by her husband and 3 sisters: Lottie, Candice, and Lena King. All of this place. Mrs. Guile is a highly respected and esteemed lady and one who had a large circle of friends and acquaintenances and a woman who will be greatly missed. The funeral was conducted from her late home Wednesday at 2 O'clock. Rev. Mrs. Eaves of the Universalist Church officiated. Burial was in the Guile Family lot, Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Mrs. Gertrude King Guile, aged nearly 51, died last week at her home in Westfield of paralysis.. Mrs. Guile was born September 8, 1856 in Clymer township and was married to Horace Guile July 4, 1882. To them were born two children, Mrs. Alva Guile King and Lee Guile, both of whom are living. She is also survived by her husband and three sisters, Lottie, Candace and Lena King, all of Westfield. Funeral services were held late Wednesday at 2 p.m ; burial in the Mount Pleasant cemetery.
Westfield Free Press – Thursday, April 17, 1902
Harold King died at the home of Mrs. King’s parents near this place, April 2nd. The funeral services were held the following Saturday, Rev. Schultz officiating. Interment in Mount Pleasant cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator – April 25, 1894
WESTFIELD, April 23rd — James King was born on the ninth day of April; l820, in Deerfield township in this county. His father, Prince King, a skilled mechanic, and proud, like the true man he was, of his useful and honest craft, and his grandfather, James King, were both natives of the county of Providence, Rhode Island, where their ancestors had resided for generations, and were of Revolutionary stock. His mother, whose maiden name was Sally Seely, was the first white female child born (in 1800) on the Cowanesque river and was a daughter of Ebenezer Seely, a revolutionary soldier, who cut the first road up the Cowanesque and moved his family with an ox team and sled from Big Flats to Deerfield. Just below Academy Corners lies the old Seely farm, and right here, in the heart of the garden valley of the county, still stands the large, interesting old wooden house, with but few changes from its original condition, where the subject of this sketch first saw light. He was the eldest of ten children – seven boys and three girls—six of whom are still living. When James was one year old his father moved into a log house near the large elm tree just below Phillips Station, Westfield. That was the year the township was organized from the territory of Deerfield and the next year he moved with his father, to the first farm up the Jemison creek, then a wilderness, where he lived with his parents until he was twenty-two years old. Young as he was, James was obliged to do what he could to help his father support the family and clear up a new farm, where his youngest brother now resides, and as he grew older he worked with his father at the carpenter's bench. He worked with a will, for he loved it and even as a chill detested idleness. His work was always well done, he going on the plan that anything that was worth doing should he done well. In this way he learned the habits of industry which distinguished his manhood and laid the foundation of his strong and vigorous constitution. January 1st, 1842, he was united in marriage with Louisa, daughter of John Hoover, a soldier of the war of 1812. Without money the young couple, in the spring, set to housekeeping in a small log house, with a typical fireplace, erected in the woods by the husband's own hand. Here they took up their abode, which was to be a lifelong one. To him the earth was the theater upon which the great drama of life was everlastingly played. Strong in resolution and firm in his faith in himself and in the future, he set out to establish a home in the forest, on a knoll pleasantly situated among the creeks and hills overlooking his boyhood scenes on the north and an unbroken forest around beaver meadows on the south. How well they succeeded is demonstrated by the broad arid fertile fields and elegant residence surrounded by beautiful groves, celebrated for its homelike scenery, which stand as an enduring monument to their industry. In the winter months only, during his youth, he attended school at a distance of three miles, where he received the first rudiments of learning, and he showed a fondness for books which lasted through life, proving himself an apt and diligent pupil. A man of warm and susceptible temperament, of pure and simple manners and of remarkable literary taste, in the course of time he became self-educated and replete with useful information, not only in farming, mechanics and in the general business of the world, but concerning the sciences enabling him to converse on almost any subject that attracted the attention of his fellow citizens. Several times he was urged by friends to allow his name, to come before the people for county official honors, but he always declined. Many times, without his solicitation, he was chosen by his fellow citizens to serve as a township officer or a delegate to the County Convention. Born and reared a Democrat of the old school, he became a charter member of the Republican party and a lifelong supporter of. its faith. But he was a non-partisan when the Common good of the people was at stake. In his younger days he was a member of the State militia, and when the South fired on Fort Sumter in 1801 he offered his services for the defense of the Union; but was rejected on account of a stiff ankle, which had been broken in a fall from his frame house while raising it in 1848. He was drafted in 1865 to fill Lincoln's last call for troops, and started to report, but was turned back on account of the bridges being swept away by the spring freshet. Again he started to report, but the surrender of Lee on his forty-fifth birthday, April 9, sent him back for the second time to wait for further orders, which have never been issued. Friends always found it very pleasant to gather around his fireside and hear him tell of his boyhood days and of the privations of pioneer life. He had a sensitive and tender heart and would do anything honorable to serve a friend. His sympathies were…and be used to say, "I should think I had lived to little purpose if my notions, on the subject of man and his government had undergone no modification.” He was prompt to aid those who needed help, and truly he is missed by a large circle of friends. He was a self-made man, and possessed of unconquerable determination and sublime self-reliance, of lofty purpose and inflexible resolve, of incorruptible integrity and moral courage of the highest type. Even in early life he displayed the terms of that mechanical talent which placed him in the front rank of the mechanics and farmers of the county. Back in the sixties he was known he was known far and near as the “bridge builder”, and buildings and bridges erected on the hillsides and along the valleys all over the county stand as instruments to his skill and industry. His love of nature from childhood upward was intense. The flowing brook, the sounding cataract, the lofty mountain, the waving flower and the deep and gloomy woods-their glorious colors and their graceful farms appealed strongly to him, and at every convenient opportunity he loved to ramble at will among his native hills and dales. He was a true son of nature and his mind was ever responsive to her influences. During the last years of his life he lived wholly for his family and friends, to whom he had endeared himself by his many virtues. His worldly affairs had been long settled, leaving a comfortable fortune for his six surviving children. For some months his health was poor, and thirty days before his death he knew assuredly that his hours were numbered and he was prepared. His sufferings were severe and constant from a complication of diseases; but he lingered until the morning of the 4th of April, when his spirit passed into the unknown. Two days later all that was mortal of him was buried beside the grave of his devoted wife at Westfield, whither toward the last his mind had wandered. The funeral was at his late residence, and it was conducted by the same clergyman, bearers and friends who laid the wife and mother at rest less than five months before.
Wellsboro Agitator - May 17, 1933
Mrs. Sarah K. Boom
The funeral of Mrs. Sarah King Boom was held Saturday at the home of her nephew, Charles King, in Westfield. Mrs. Boom died in Blossburg Hospital Wednesday. Her husband, Charles Boom, died several years ago at Knoxville, where they had lived a good portion of their married life. She leaves two brothers, Rhodeska King and Aaron P. King, of Westfield. Burial was made in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
KIZER Wayland Harrison
Wellsboro Agitator - October 18, 1933
Wayland Harrison Kizer, formerly of Wellsboro, died of angina pectoris Oct. 7. He was born in Wellsboro, June 6, 1879, son of Warren and Hannah Hunt
Kizer. He had for several years been caretaker for the I.O.O.F. building in Westfield. He also conducted a barber shop He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and Westfield Encampment. He is survived by his widow and two children, Gordon, of Wellsville, N.Y., and Anna May Wise, of Westfield. The funeral was held Oct. 9; burial in Mount Pleasant cemetery.
LABAR EDGAR WILLIAM
Wellsboro Agitator – June 1, 1932
The funeral of Edgar William LaBar, aged 74 years, was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ayers in Westfield; burial in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. Mr. LaBar spent most of his life in Westfield but had been ill for some time and was making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Charles Ayers, of Mansfield, where he died May 20.
Wellsboro Agitator Feb. 24, 1906
Mrs. Delford A. Pease died Feb. 13, at her home in Cowanesque. Mrs. Pease's maiden name was Mary Lattimer. She was the daughter of James and Helen Haining Lattimer and was born April 10, 1841, at Dumfrieshire, Scotland. She came to this country in 1858 with her parents and moved to a farm on the Jemison, where she lived until she was married to James Champlain. To them were born five sons, one dying in infancy; the others grew to young manhood, when diptheria removed them one week apart. One foster daughter also had the disease but recovered and is now the wife of Fred Jacobs, of Blossburg. About 24 years ago Mr. Champlain died and about two years later she married Delford Pease, who survives. She was the last of a large family of children. Her youngest brother, David B. Lattimer, died about six months ago. The funeral was held Feb. 16 at 2 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Chapman, of the M. E. Church, officiating; burial in the Mount Pleasant cemetery.
LAYTON SARAH DELPHINE
Wellsboro Agitator – June 29, 1938
Mrs. Sarah Delphine Gardner died June 19 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lidia Bates, at Northfork. She was born in 1850 and died at the age of 88 years. She was married to Thomas Gardner. Most of her life was spent in Westfield. She was a member of the Methodist church and of the Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lidia Bates, of Westfield, and Mrs. Arch McLean, of Galeton. Funeral services were held Thursday; burial in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
LUCE BELLE C
Wellsboro Agitator – November 24, 1920
The funeral of Mrs. Belle C. Butts, wife of Mike W. Butts, of Sabinsville, was held Nov. 12, at her late home, Rev. Mr. Johnson, pastor of the Baptist church officiating. Mrs. Butts’ maiden name was Luce and she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Luce, of Cowanesque. She was born Oct. 16, 1886, in Brookfield township and died Nov. 9, 1920, at her home in Sabinsville, after an illness of four years. Part of the time she was able to be up but her health gradually failed and about three months ago she was taken worse and kept her bed. Everything that her loving family could do was done to restore her to health but to no avail. Mrs. Butts is survived by her husband and the following children: Charles E. Butts, aged 16; Olive Irene, aged 16; Bernice Louise, aged 12, and Vivian Alida, aged 5, besides her parents and the following brothers and sisters, Merit B. Luce and Ira G. Luce, of Cowanesque; Mrs. Frank McMullen, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Gordon Walter, of Westfield. She was a member of the Baptist church and was a woman possessing a very beautiful Christian character and died as she had lived in a hope of an immortal life. The large attendance and the many beautiful floral tributes spoke of the esteem in which she was held by all. Burial was made in the family lot in Mt. Pleasant cemetery at Westfield. – Free Press.
MARTINO, William Charles - William Charles Martino, 86, of Rochester N.Y., formerly of Blackwell, died on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at his residence. He was the husband of Gretchen Zoeller, whom he married on May 13, 1972. William was born Feb. 13, 1928, in Blackwell, the son of the late Anthony and Diana (Tome) Martino. He was a graduate of Morris High School. William was an Army veteran, having served in World War II. He had worked as a brakeman for New York Central, Penn Central and Conrail in his lifetime. William was an avid model railroader and archer. In addition to his wife, Gretchen, he is survived by five sons, Tony, Lance, Laurence, William Joseph and John Martino; five grandchildren; God children, Ricky Jablonski, Christie Lynn Walter; and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to William's Life Celebration on Friday, Aug. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, "A Life Celebration Home," 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will be on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home with Pastor Don Miller officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Morris, with full military honors. – Wellsboro Gazette, August 27, 2014
Wellsboro Agitator – August 24, 1921
--William Mascho, formerly of Westfield township, died at the home of relatives at Olean and the remains were taken to Westfield and the funeral held and interment made in Mt. Pleasant cemetery on Aug. 16. His wife died about a year ago at their home in Harrison Valley, Pa.
MATTISON ADA “ADDIE”
Westfield Free Press - Volume XLII May 19, 1921
Mrs. Addie Pride wife of H. Z. Pride, of this borough, died Friday. The funeral was held from her late home on Main Street Sunday, Rev. Archibald and Rev. Carl Hayes officiating. Interment was made in Mount Pleasant cemetery. The deceased was the daughter of Henry and Betsy Mattison and was born in Chatham Township Jan. 16, 1857. October 11, 1874 she married Mr. H. Z. Pride who survives her death. To them were born a daughter Mrs. Mae A. Holcomb and a son, Roy T. both of whom survive their mother's death. She is also survived by two brothers, Luther Mattison, of Horseheads, N.Y. and Bert Mattison of Knoxville, and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Perry, of Lawrenceville, and a grandson, William B. Holcomb of Elmira, N.Y.
MATTISON ADA “ADDIE”
Mrs. Addie Pride Dead - A well-known Westfield lady passes away after a long illness
Mrs. Addie Pride, wife of Mr. H. Z. Pride, of this borough died peacefully Friday after an illness that had made her an invalid for the past three years. For the past three weeks, Mrs. Pride had been unable to take much nourishment and she gradually grew weaker until death claimed her. The deceased was a most estimable woman, highly respected and admired by a large circle of friend and beloved by her family. She was a member of the Methodist church and for many years an earnest worker in that congregation. She was also a member of the Eastern Star and the Woman's Relief Corps both of which organizations regret deeply the loss of a valued member. The funeral was held from her late home on Main Street Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Archibald and Rev. Carl Hayes officiating. The attendance at the funeral was very large, many coming from a distance to pay their last respect to the departed. The members of Cowanesque Chapter of the Eastern Star attended in a body and the floral offerings both from organizations of which the deceased was a member and from individuals were abundant and very beautiful. Interment was made in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The deceased was the daughter of Henry and Betsy Mattison and was born in Chatham Township January 16, 1857. On October 11, 1874 she married Mr. H. Z. Pride who survives her death. To them were born a daughter Mrs. Mae A. Holcomb and a son, Roy T. both of whom survive their mother's death. She is also survived by two brothers, Luther Mattison, of Horseheads, NY and Bert Mattison of Knoxville, and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Perry, of Lawrenceville, and a grandson, William B. Holcomb, of Elmira, NY.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, April 12, 1911, Pg 1
Mrs. Jane Steadman died April 3; funeral on the 5th; burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
McKENDRICK Doris M. Tubbs
Doris M. Tubbs, 85, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at home. Survivors include two sons, Terry Tubbs of Youngsville, N.C. and David Tubbs of Westfield; a daughter, Kathleen Looney of Tampa, Fla.; and a sister, Jane Klarman. There are no calling hours. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, the Rev. Joseph McNamara officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Kenyon Funeral Home. Corning Leader - May 12, 2011
McKENDRICK Doris M. Tubbs
85, died at home on May 10, 2011. She was born April 10, 1926 in Westfield, PA, a daughter of Jerome G. (Joe) and Amy Stott Mc Kendrick. She was a graduate of Westfield High School, Class of 1944. On October 21, 1945 she married Derwood S. Tubbs and they enjoyed 64 years together before his death on February 4, 2010. A longtime member of St. John's Episcopal Church, she served in ECW (Episcopal Church Women), Altar Guild, and was Financial Secretary for many years. She is survived by two sons and a daughter, Terry (Linda) Tubbs, Youngsville, NC, David Tubbs, Westfield, PA, Kathleen (Bob) Looney, Tampa, FL; six grandsons, Alan (Danielle), Brian, Wayne, Tommy and Steven Tubbs; and one granddaughter, Gail (Lynn) Morehouse. She was predeceased by one grandson, Wade Jason Tubbs. She also has twelve great-grandchildren; a sister, Jane Klarman; brother-in-law, Dale Tubbs. There are no prior calling hours, funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. in St. John's Episcopal Church, Westfield, PA on May 14th, 2011 with the Rev. Joseph McNamara officiating. Burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial contributions welcome to the ongoing window restoration fund of St. John's Episcopal Church. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., 222 W. Main St., Westfield, PA 16950. Star Gazette – May 13, 2011
NEWMAN - Margaret Elizabeth Newman James
Age 76, of #275 Elm Street, Westfield, PA, died Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. She was born July 18, 1930 in Hornell, NY, the daughter of Herbert and Mildred Gridley Newman. She was a graduate of Fairmont State University who was formerly a business teacher at Elkland High School. Margaret also worked as a L.P.N. in Indiana, PA, for many years. She was a member of the D.A.R., Eastern Star and St. John's Episcopal Church, Westfield, PA. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Faun James, Westfield, PA; grandchildren, Mrs. Duane "Linda" Graves, Westfield, PA, Christina James and Chad Preston, Elkland, PA, Matt James, Westfield, PA, Derek James, Westfield, PA; three great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Neal "Barbara" Carlson, FL; several nieces and nephews; "Feline Friends", Rascal and Scooter. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Newman. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #222 West Main St., Westfield, PA, Friday from 6-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, Westfield, PA. Father Joseph McNamara officiating. Burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Westfield, PA.
POTTER Charles D.
Sabinsville, Pa. — Charles D. Potter, 75, of Pump Station Road, Sabinsville, died Monday, July 19, 2010 at home. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a construction worker. Survivors include his wife, Carole; two sons, Charles J. Potter of Middleburg and Curtis Potter of Rexville, N.Y.; two daughters, Cathy Wegner of Westfield and Carole Bacon of Little Marsh; six brothers, David Potter and James Potter, both of Coudersport, Lloyd Potter of Whitesville, William Potter of Genesee, Stuart Potter of Harrison Valley, and Edward Potter of Ripley; four sisters, Elsie Geer of Rexville, N.Y., Marion Haskins of Genesee, Pauline Gross of Coudersport, and Geniese Brewster of Bath, N.Y. Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 10-11 a.m. Thursday at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Westfield. Corning Leader - July 19, 2010
Wellsboro Agitator – January 27, 1926
--Fayette Pride died at his home in Westfield Jan. 16, after several weeks illness, following several years of failing health. He was nearly 70 years of age and had always lived in that vicinity. For several years he was in the flour and feed business with his brother. He is survived by his widow; one brother, Harley Z. Pride; one son, Allie; one nephew, Roy Pride; and a niece, Mrs. E. S. Holcomb, all of Westfield. The funeral was held Jan. 18, Rev. Fay Chapman, of the M. E. church officiating; interment in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge, which conducted the burial services.
PRIDE Herman Z
Wellsboro Gazette - April 3, 1930
Herman Z. Pride, prominent Westfield business man, died last Friday after an illness of a month. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon. Rev. P. H. Woodruff, pastor of the M. E. church officiating. For the past 35 years the firm H. Z. Pride & Son owned and operated the mill near the N.Y. C. depot, and managed an automobile agency. Mr. Pride was also an extensive property owner. He was held in the highest esteem by a wide circle of friends both in Westfield and throughout the county. His wife, nee Addie Mattison, died about 10 years ago. He is survived by his son and partner, Roy Pride, vice-president of the Westfield bank and one daughter, Mrs. Edward Holcomb, both of Westfield. He also leaves a grandson, William Holcomb of Elmira. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Westfield
PRIDE Roy Thomas
Wellsboro Gazette - February 13, 1936
Prominent Westfield Business Man, Banker, Taken by Heart Attack on Tuesday Morning.
Westfield—Funeral services for Roy T. Pride, 60, business man, banker and landowner, who died of a sudden heart attack at his home Tuesday, will be held this afternoon at two o'clock. A life-long resident of Westfield, Mr. Pride was the son of Herman Z. and Addie Mattison Pride. Following education at Westfield Public Schools, he engaged in business. Mr. Pride had been engaged in the distribution of automobile, farm machinery and supplies, and beer. Business success prompted him to become interested in many activities throughout this county. He was vice-president of the Farmers and Traders National Bank, and was a member of Westfield Lodge 477, F. & A. M. and Coudersport Consistory. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Anna Swanson Pride: a sister, Mrs. Mae Holcomb, and a nephew, William D. P.Holcomb, all of Westfield. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Westfield
RUMSEY George H.
Age 94, of 697 North Fork Road, Westfield, PA, died Tuesday, December 11, 2007, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. He was born June 17, 1913 in Westfield, PA, the son of Harvey and Helen Patton Rumsey. George worked as a heavy equipment operator, ran a milk route, owned a grocery store, and farmed the family farm during his working life. George and his late wife, Thelma were members of the Westfield United Methodist Church. Survived by sons, George C. (Patricia) Rumsey, Reading Ctr., NY, Harvey A. (Janet) Rumsey, Westfield, PA; daughters, Joan (Ken) Bubb, Camp Hill, PA, Joyce (Bruce) Broadbent, York, PA; 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeced in death by his wife, Thelma; sister, Mittie Simmons; and brother, D.H. Rumsey. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA, Friday from 6-8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 1-2:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Edward Heyler, offc. Burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Westfield, PA. Memorials may be made to the Westfield United Methodist Church in George's memory.
RUMSEY, Harvey A. - Harvey A. Rumsey, 79 of Westfield passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at his home. Born November 10, 1937 in Westfield in the family home, he was the son of the late George H. and Thelma (Clark) Rumsey. served his country in the US Air Force and Army Reserves and was a retired truck driver and welder. was a member of the Westfield Masonic Lodge #477; he enjoyed watching RFD-TV, dancing in his younger years, John Deere tractors and country music. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Janet () Rumsey; four sons, Harvey Adam (Wanda) of Covington, PA, Gerald at home with parents, Dennis (Mary Lou) of Port St. Lucia, FL and Greg (Peg) of Casper, WY; grandchildren, Taryn, Tyler (Kelsey), Janice Joy (Brandon), Kevin (Michelle) and Holly June; great grandchildren, Audrey, Alton, Addie, Mason, Brendon, Morgan and Gwendolyn; a brother, George (Pat) of Reading Center, NY; two sisters, Joyce (Bruce) Broadbent of York, PA and Joan (Ken) Bubb of Camp Hill, PA and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Brian. Family will friends at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St, Westfield on Saturday, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 1:00 PM with Pastor Ed Collins officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Crary Hose Fire Company, 429 Main St., Westfield, PA or to the Ambulance Association. 1021 Locust St., , PA 16943. - Mansfield Gazette, 5 October 2017
RUSHMORE Nina - Mrs. Nina Rushmore Eick, the wife of Roland Eick of Emporium, Pennsylvania, died at her home on West Allegheny Street. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Watt Rushmore. She was a member of the Baptist Church, the O.E.S., and was a Past District Deputy Grand Matron of the O.E.S. of the 12th District from 1930 to 1931. She graduated from Westfield High School and was for many years a resident of Westfield. She is survived by her husband, Roland Eick; one daughter, Mrs. LaRue Heyler, and three granddaughters: Donna Lee, Carolyn, and Marlyn Moffitt of Emporium. Funeral services were held in Emporium on Sunday afternoon. A committal service was held at Westfield on Monday afternoon. The Rev. Cecil Palm, pastor of the Sabinsville Church conducted the local service. 1947 Mt. Pleasant
RUSHMORE – W.R. Rushmore, of Westfield, died very suddenly last Friday night at his home in that place. He had been in usual health and was about the streets until late in the afternoon. On his way home he was stricken with heart trouble and died a few hours later. He was about 60 years of age and was a veteran of the Civil War. He is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters. – Wellsboro Gazette, 15 February 1901, p4
Westfield Free Press - May 19, 1887
The funeral of Mrs. Adriel King was held at the residence of her family last Thursday with the Rev. H. W. Hand officiating. Charlotte Scott was born on November 5, 1818 and was married to Adriel King on June 7, 1836 and lived in Westfield until March 1850 when they moved to Clymer where they have resided since. She was the mother of 8 children, 4 of whom with her husband were her constant attendants during her sickness and death.
Mrs. James Seagers of Westfield, died suddenly last week Monday morning at the age of 19 years. Her maiden name was Allie Guile. About a year ago she was married to Mr. Seagers and about three weeks ago a son was born to them. Both mother and son were enjoying excellent health to all appearances, but last week Monday as Mrs. Seagers was seated at the breakfast table, she suddenly expired without a moment’s warning and without uttering a word. (Tuesday, October 13, 1885, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
SEAGERS James L
Wellsboro Agitator - October 9, 1929
James L. Seagers, aged 68 years of Westfield died Sept. 30, of complication of diseases from which he had suffered for about two years. The funeral was held at the Methodist church Thursday afternoon; burial in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. Mr. Seagers was twice married, his first wife being Allie Guile. She died many years ago, leaving one son, Carl, of Bloomsburg, who survives. Mr. Seagers married Marion Larrison, who with her two daughters, Mrs. Donald Duley, of Westfield and Mrs. Allen Hoyle of Oakland, Calif. survive. Mr. Seagers also leaves three sisters, Mrs. Mary Benn and Mrs. Emma Rexford, of Westfield and Mrs. Bessie Gee, of Sabinsville.
SEAGERS John H
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, September 19, 1906, Pg 1
Mr. John H. Seagers, aged 89, died at his home in Westfield on the 7th instant about 7am. He was born in Delmar in July 1817, and spent all his life in Tioga County, for over 50 years being a resident of Westfield and Brookfield townships. About six weeks ago Mr. Seagers was stricken with apoplexy and grew rapidly worse until the end came. His wife and seven children survive him. They are Mrs. Orson Mintonye and Mrs. Charles Gee of Sabinsville; Mrs. Delos Rexford of Manhattan; Mrs. C. M. Benn; Miss Bessie Seagers and James Seagers of Westfield. Funeral services were held on the 9th instant, Rev. Mr. Grover, of Harrison Valley, officiating.
Wellsboro Agitator – September 20, 1899
JOHNSON.—In Westfield township, September 10, 1899, Mrs. Eliza M. Johnson aged 73 years. Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
Westfield, Aug. 12—Funeral services for Charles Simmons, who died Sunday morning, were held at the home Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Wesley Lundy officiating. Interment was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Mr. Simmons was one of the prominent business men of Westfield and had spent his entire life here. He was born Jan. 19, 1862. He married Lena Patton who died several years ago. He is survived by two sons, William of Williamsport and Bert of Westfield; three brothers, Frank of Mansfield; the Rev. Fred P. Simmons of Phelps, N.Y. and Arthur of Westfield.
SIMMONS, George H. – George H. Simmons, of Westfield, died Feb. 5. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Simmons and was born at Corning, Sept. 2, 1856. When he was about sixteen years old he moved to Westfield with his parents. In 1899 he married A. Lina Smith and to them was born a son, Edwin, who with Mrs. Simmons survives his death. Mr. Simmons was a Mason, an Odd Fellow, and a charter member of Crary Hose Company. Wellsboro Agitator, 19 Feb 1919.
Wellsboro Agitator – February 22, 1928
Westfield, Feb. 20 – Mrs. Drecelia Smith Baker, aged nearly 87 years, died at the home of her son, Klein D. Baker, Feb. 13. The funeral services were held at the home of her son, Wednesday, Feb. 15, Rev. Wallis Stevens officiating; burial in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. She was married to Albert Baker, a veteran of the civil war, in 1864, and to them three children were born, Klein D. and Vida Baker, of this borough, and Mrs. Ilba Buhr, of Tampa, Fla. Besides these children, Mrs. Baker is survived by two granddaughters, three grandsons, three great-grandsons and one sister, Mrs. Susan Bruce, of Parker, Kans. Mr. Baker passed on over twenty years ago.
Wellsboro Agitator – June 18, 1947
The funeral of James Stephenson, aged 81 years, of Westfield, who died Thursday, was held Saturday, Rev. C. E. Swearingen officiating; burial in Mt. Pleasant cemetery. Mr. Stephenson is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Nix of Westfield, and Mrs. Clarence Croft, of Sayre.
Wellsboro Agitator – September 19, 1957
Mrs. Jennie Little, 81, formerly of Westfield, died on Sept. 8, 1957 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The funeral was held at the Westfield Methodist Church, and burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Westfield.
TREMAIN ORREN A.
Wellsboro Agitator – September 17, 1902
Westfield, Sept. 11 – The late Mr. Orren A. Tremain, of this borough, whose sudden death was announced in yesterday’s issue of the Agitator, was one of our most prominent citizens and a member of that vast army of the civil war that is so rapidly melting away. He entered the army when he was only 15 years old and received a bullet wound at the battle of Fredericksburg from which he suffered during his whole afterlife. Most of his life was spent here, where he received the universal respect due to a man of his business abilities and pure home life. The funeral was conducted from his late residence Saturday afternoon, the 6th instant. The memorial was read by Rev. R. C. Grames, pastor of the Methodist Church, and the services at the grave in Mt. Pleasant cemetery were by the Masonic order, of which the deceased was a prominent member. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife,(nee Clara Phillips) and two children, Roy and Mabel, and besides these nearest relatives, three brothers – Munson Tremain, of Franklinville, N.Y.; Warren Tremain, of Elmira, and G. H. Tremain, of this borough, and two sisters – Mrs. Nealy and Mrs. Almira Edgcomb, of Elmira. All were present at the funeral except Mrs. Edgcomb who was detained at home by ill health.
TUBBS Derwood S.
Died February 4, 2010 at home. He was born January 17, 1923 in Westfield, PA, the 2nd son of L. Lynn and Vera Robbins Tubbs. A graduate of Westfield High School, Class of 1941, he was a WWII veteran of the United States Air Force and served overseas with the 344th Bomb Group as one of the B26 "Marauder Men". He flew 65 missions over Belgium, Germany and France, #37 being on D-Day. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with 12 Oak Leaf Clusters. Derwood Tubbs and Doris McKendrick were married on October 21, 1945 and have had a loving marriage lasting more than 64 years. His survivors, besides his wife, include sons, Terry (Linda) Tubbs, Youngsville, NC, David Tubbs, Craig, CO; daughter, Kathleen (Bob) Looney, Tampa, FL; five grandsons, Alan, Brian, Wayne, Tommy and Steven Tubbs; one granddaughter, Gail Morehouse; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dale Tubbs; sister-in-law, Jane Klarman, both of Westfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Jack Tubbs; sisters, Betty Gansereit and Carolyn Hawkins; and a grandson, Wade Jason Tubbs. A longtime member of St. John's Episcopal Church, his funeral will be held there on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Dr. Joseph McNamara officiating. Honoring his wishes, there will be no prior calling hours. Burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Westfield, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully received for St. John's Episcopal Church Window Restoration Fund, the Westfield Public Library, Alzheimer's Association for Research, or your own favorite charitable organization. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #222 West Main Street, Westfield, PA 16950. Solomon’s Words for the Wise – February 6, 2010
TUBBS Loren Lewis
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -- Thursday, June 22, 1944, Pg 7
The funeral of Loren Lewis Tubbs, who died June 9 at his home in Westfield township on his 75th birthday, was held June 12 at the home with the Rev. Clifton Swearingen, officiating. Grange ceremonies were held at the grave in the Westfield Cemetery. Born in Westfield township on June 9, 1869, he was a son of James B. and Mary Snyder Tubbs. He had engaged in farming during the past 50 years and was held in high esteem by his many friends and neighbors. He was married to Nora Frazier, July 5, 1892 and besides his wife he is survived by two sons, James Gordon, of St Petersburg, Fla., and Lawrence of Kearney, NJ; a daughter, Mrs. H P Little of Auburn, Calif., and nine grandchildren.
WALTER GEORGE GORDON
Wellsboro Agitator – November 1, 1939
George Gordon Walter, of Westfield, died at the Blossburg hospital Oct. 23 after a short illness. He was born August 12, 1883, at Westfield, where most of his life was spent. He was the son of Calvin and Bell Brown Walter. At one time he was one of the rural mail carriers out of Westfield, later engaging in farming. On Sept. 14, 1904, he married Miss Cleva Luce, and to them the following children were born: Harold Walter, of Sylvester; Clyde Walter, of Nelson; Merritt Walter, of Elmer; Robert Walter, of Westfield; Mrs. Bernice Clark, of Westfield; Mrs. Pauline Brady, of Detroit, Mich.; Miss Doris Walter, of Westfield; Mrs. Arline Bowers, of Knoxville; one sister, Mrs. Leone Wetherbee, of Westfield, N.Y., and one aunt, Mrs. Ella Guiles, of Yonkers, N.Y. The funeral was held Thursday at the Baptist church, Rev. Wallace Stevens, officiating; burial in Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
Wellsboro Agitator – April 18, 1923
--Frank Yeager died at his home in Westfield, April 7, after several months’ illness. He was past 67 years of age and had lived in Westfield most of his life. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Lottie Rugaber, of Germania, Pa.; three brothers, Herman and Edward, of Westfield, and Robert of Germania, Pa.; his widow, who was a daughter of Rev. Mr. Fausey, for several years pastor of the Wesleyan Methodist church in Westfield, and four daughters, Pearl, at home; Mrs. Grace Matteson, of Westfield; Mrs. Carl Mendler, of Jersey Shore, and Edna, of Elmira. Joseph Eberle is a nephew of the deceased. The funeral was held last Tuesday at 11 o’clock from St. John’s Episcopal church; interment in Mt. Pleasant cemetery at Westfield.