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BEIVER, Charles L. - Tioga- Charles L. Beiver, 79 a prominent business man and farmer, died on Monday, April 27th after a short illness. Mr. Beiver was born at Nelson, March 10th, 1859, the son of LOUIS AND ELIZA LUGG BEIVER. He was a lifelong resident of Farmington township, and died at the home of his son, CLYDE BEIVER in Lawrence township, where he had recently resided. Fifty-one years ago he was married to Miss EMMA HALL who died in February 1933. He is survived by two sons, CLYDE of Lawrence township and CLAUDE of Farmington township, by five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mr. Beiver was always prominent in Tioga County business affairs. He was president of the Farmers Mutual Telephone Co., for 8 years, and director of the Tioga County Grange Mutual Fire Insurance Co. 
(BONCER), Sarah - Mrs. Sarah Boncer - Wellsboro- Funeral services were held at the Evans funeral home Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 2, 1935, for Mrs. Sarah Boncer, 71, who died Monday. 
(CLARK), Ella -Mrs. CLARENCE CLARK- word comes from Buffalo of the death of Mrs. Clarence Clark, and her husband has gone to a home. Besides Mr. Clark she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. ADDIE HARDING, and two grandchildren. Mr. Harding has gone to Barton to live with her daughter, owing to ill health. The Clarks were old-time residents here and Mrs. ELLA CLARK was one of the best soprano singers and highly respected by a host of friends. 
CULVER-Cancer Claims Another Victim-Mrs. Sibyl Culver Phinney, a highly esteemed resident, relict of the late Benjamin D. Phinney, a former well known and prosperous lumber mine prop dealer, died after an illness of several months of cancer at her home here at 6:10 o'clock Sunday morning, May 20, 1928, aged 58 years. The decedent is survived by four brothers and one sister; Squire M. A. Culver of Silvara; S. D. Culver of Galeton, Pa., H. L. Culver of Wilkes-Barre; L. J. Culver of Sayre, and Mrs. E. Maud Raub of town; also an adopted daughter, Maud Dykeman Phinney. Rev. Clarence M. Keen, pastor of the local Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Parke H. Heller, pastor of the Skinners Eddy M. E. church, will conduct funeral services at the home of the deceased at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Interment will be made by the side of her late husband in the Lacey Street cemetery. Submitted by Patty Shumway 
CUSTER-The funeral of Naomi Custer Hill was held at the church, here, on Saturday, October 8, 1927. Mrs. Hill has had several serious surgical operations during the past two years and had just passed thru another serious one and was gaining nicely, when heart trouble developed, causing death immediately. During the 28 years of her life, Mrs. Hill had lived at Laceyville, until just recently when they had moved to Syracuse, NY. The remains was brought from the Packer Hospital on Thursday, to the home of Jesse LaFrance, and from there the body was taken to the M.E. Church here, with Rev. McGowan, of Kingsley, officiating. Those that survive are the husband, George Hill; one son, Benjamin and an aged grandfather, B. F. Custer. Interment was made at Overfield cemetery. Submitted by Patty Shumway 
FAUCETT, Ella - Bath- Miss Ella Faucett, 72, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1935, after long illness. A daughter of the late RICHARD and FANNY FAUCETT, prominent earlier Bath residents, Miss Faucett was born and passed her life in this community. She was a communicant of St. Thomas Eposcopal Church, Bath. Surviving are a sister, MRS. FRANK G. BURCH of Rochester and two brothers, JOHN F. DUNDEE and SAMUEL R. FAUDETT of Bath. The Rev. Dwight W. Graham will conduct the funeral at the Hewlett undertaking rooms at 2 p.m. Saturday with burial in Grove Cemetery. 
(FORD), Mrs. Ford Passes Away, After an illness of several months of cancer, Mrs. W. Scott Ford died at her home here about 9:15 o'clock Wednesday, March 7, 1928, aged 75 years last June. The deceased was one of our most highly esteemed and jolliest residents always ready to assist her neighbors in times of sickness or trouble and her death will be mourned by many outside of her immediate family. Besides her aged husband, she is survived by the following grown up children; Miss Nellie, who has been at home the past few months caring for her mother; Bruce of Seattle, Wash., Knapp, of Sayre, and Beecher of town. The decedent has been a member of the Methodist church for many years and Rev. Francis Freeman, pastor of the Skinners Eddy M.E. Church, assisted by Rev. C. M. Keen, will conduct the funeral services in the local Baptist church at 2 o'clock next Saturday morning. Interment will be made in the Lacey street cemetery. Submitted by Patty Shumway 
GILLETT, Josephine (Stratton)- Mrs. Josephine Gillett Stratton, aged 90, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. LEAH BONAR, in Oneonta. The remains were brought to Mansfield and funeral services held at the Church of Christ, Canoe Camp, Monday at 2 p.m. Interment was in the Canoe Camp Cemetery. Mrs. Stratton was a resident of Mansfield for many years. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. LEAH BONAR, of Oneonta, and Mrs. MABEL JUDGE, of Detroit, and several grandchildren. 
(INGALLS), Hettie - Mrs. Hettie Ingalls, who fell and broke her hip in her room a week ago Sunday morning, died about 7:00 o'clock Monday morning, October 24, 1932, aged 89 years. She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Hugh Davie and Mrs. Vincent Whitaker, of North Elk Run, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Uarda VanLoan, of Elmira; a grandson, Harold Davey, and a great-granddaughter. Funeral will be held Wednesday at 1:15 at the home of Hugh Davie and 2:00 o'clock at the Church of Christ. 
JOHNSON, Patrick - LILLIAN JOHNSON CLAIMS FATHER'S BODY IN JAIL - Daughter of Man Sentenced to Long Term for Killing Wife, to Complete Funeral Arrangements Tonight-Takes Body to Mortuary. Wellsboro, July 10. The body of PATRICK JOHNSON, who ended his life in the county jail here Tuesday morning, reposes in the Davis funeral rooms here. Arrangements for the man's funeral have not been completed by his daughter, Lillian. Miss Johnson came to Wellsboro Tuesday night to claim her father's body. She was to confer tonight with her sister, Mrs. DORIS BENNETT of Woodhull and her brother, SIDNEY, regarding the funeral. County authorities today had been unable to solve the mystery surrounding the source of the twine with which Johnson fashioned a rope to end his life. Monday he had heard himself sentenced to from 10 to 20 years at hard labor and solitary confinement in the Eastern Penitentiary for killing his wife, HATTIE, 54, on April 9. He was tried during the May criminal term on a charge of murder. 
JOHNSTON-Ray F. Johnston Laid At Rest-Well Known Resident Called By Death-Well Known Citizen Passes Away After Being Ill But Short Time-Saddened is the entire community over the death of Ray F. Johnson. After an illness of but three weeks duration in which he bore his grief with a determination to cause as little heart-ache as possible to all those who administered to him, death rewarded his suffering at 10:30 o'clock Sunday night, November 113, 1927. A man of stout heart, an indefatigable worker and a loyal and faithful father, Mr. Johnston reflected every characteristic that would place him high as an esteemed citizen of the community. His energetic labors of the past winter undoubtedly hastened the end. During the coldest of the winter months, when the ice harvest was in progress, Mr. Johnston handled the contracts for ice cutting in various communities adjacent to Wyalusing and in Wyalusing proper. It was just after this work was completed that he spoke of a weakness in health, which finally resulted in his being ordered to a hospital in Binghamton where every possible help was given to bring about a restoration to health. The heart failed to re-act favorably to treatment however, and when hope seemed in vain, he requested that he be removed to the home of his devoted wifes parents in Endicott. It was here that death claimed his soul, a victim of heart failure. Mr. Johnston was popular among the entire business populace of Wyalusing. During the summer months, he was employed as a salesman for the Stone, Morris, and Larkin garaged in this capacity winning many friends thru his well conducted business manner. His death takes from the community a good citizen and respected friend of multitudes. Deceased was 37 years of age and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nellie Johnston, and one daughter, Leola Marguerite, aged 16 years. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. James J. Johnston are also left to mourn his death. The body lay in state at the Wyalusing M. E. Church Wednesday afternoon between the hours of one and two o'clock. At the latter hour services were conducted by the Rev. Charles H. Reynolds, after which the body was conducted to Laceyville for interment in the Lacey Street cemetery. Funeral arrangements were in charge of Undertaker P. B. Morse. Submitted by Patty Shumway 
KILEY, Donald - Covington- Word has been received here of the drowning in Williamsville, of Donald Kiley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Kiley, formerly of Covington. The funeral was held Tuesday at Williamsville. 
LACEY-An Old Citizen Passes On-Arthur R. Lacey, a highly esteemed and one of our oldest citizens, died at his home here on Friday evening, November 4, 1927, aged 74 years last February. He has been in poor health for several months and the infirmities incident to advanced age were the cause of his demise. Besides his widow he is survived by two sons, Harvey A. and Frank W. Lacey of this place. Two brothers and two sisters also survive; Worthey and Daniel Lacey of Hazelton, Mrs. Lillian Bosworth of Forty-Fort, and Mrs. N. H. Allis of Wyalusing. Rev. Clarence M. Keene, conducted funeral services at the late home of the deceased on Monday afternoon and interment was made in the Lacey Street cemetery. The deceased was born and raised in this vicinity and was a life-long resident of the community. At the age of eighteen years he learned the shoemaking trade of his father the late William B. Lacey, and he followed that vocation all his life. He was industrious and frugal and amassed considerable property. Being strictly honest in all his dealings he made many friends and has held many offices of trust both in the township and borough. His word was as good as a bond and his passing on will be mourned by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Submitted by Patty Shumway 
LACEY-Former Insurance Man Died In Hospital-Sayre, Oct. 12, 1928-William N. Lacey died this afternoon about 2:10 o'clock at the People's hospital to which he was brought Thursday morning from the county home at Burlington, where he has been working for the past ten years. Mr. Lacey was very well known in Sayre where he at one time was engaged in the insurance business. He is survived by one brother, Geo. L. Lacey of Hospital Place, Sayre, and one son, Gray Lacey, and one daughter, Pauline Lacey, both of Wilkes-Barre. A prayer service will be held from the home of this brother George Lacey on Hospital Place at 8 o'clock Saturday evening and the body will be taken to Laceyville Sunday noon for burial in the family plot. Submitted by Patty Shumway 
MANAGAN, W. H. - W. H. MANAGAN, FORMER COVINGTON BOY DIES IN LOUISIANA - Widely Known and Esteemed- Lived in Louisiana 45 Years. The following was taken from the May 21st issue of the Lake Charles American Press, Lake Charles, Louisiana: William Henry Managan, Sr., member of the oldest lumber company in Southwest Louisiana, a powerful and esteemed figure in Southern Baptist church organizations, one of the first active supporters of education in early Calasieu parish, and friend and aide of all civic betterment movements, died quietly at his home Sunday afternoon. Mr. Managan was vice president of Krause & Managan Lumber Company, Ltd., and Krause & Managan, Inc., director in the Peavy-Byrnes, Peavy-Wilson and peavy-Moore Lumber Companies at Shreveport; director of the Murray-Brooks Hardware Company at Lake Charles; past president of the Louisiana Baptist convention and president of its executive board for many years; past president and trustee at the time of his death of the Louisiana College board; Louisiana member several years of the board of the Southern Baptist Theological seminary at Louisville, KY., trustee of the Bible Institute at New Orleans from its inception in 1917; one of the leading builders and members ofthe Westlake Baptist church for 45 years; Louisiana vice president of the Irish Historical Society; member and past president of Lake Charles Rotary Club; secretary of Calcasieu deepwater committee in 1922. Starts as Teacher - Mr. Managan started his long and useful career as a school teacher in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. The lumberman and churchman was born near Covington, Tioga county, Pa., September 22, 1864, the oldest son of THOMAS JEFFERSON and HARRIET BIXBY MANAGAN. Mr. Managan was baptized in the Tioga river and received into the fellowship of the Covington Baptist church in May, 1887. He attended county schools of Tioga county and the Mansfield State Normal at Mansfield, Pa. Thereafter, Mr. Managan taught in Tioga county schools and later went to Williamsport, Pa., where he attended business college. Mr. Managan married Miss MATILDA EAST, of Williamsport, Pa., at Lake Charles, on October 2, 1889. Mr. Managan and R. Krause, his life-long partner in lumber enterprise from the time they both worked in clerical positions for Perkins & Miller at Westlake, started their lumber career by buying and selling timber on a small scale, which was increased as the years passed. Perkins and Miller incorporated their company in 1892, and Mr. Managan and Mr. Krause bought stock until in 1906 they acquired ownership of the company and the name was changed to Krause & Managan Lumber Lumber Co., Ltd. Incorporated Business- In 1928 Krause & Managan, Ltd., was organized to carry on the retail lumber and building materials business and Krause & Managan Lumber Co. Ltd., continued to conduct land holdings separately. Of the quiet-voiced Mr. Managan, a volume published this year by the Louisiana Baptist Convention on "Baptist Builders In Louisiana" has this to say: "Of this Godly layman it has been fittingly said, "There's a sermon in his countenance, another in his voice, and a still greater one in his life." Gentle in manner, meek in spirit, slow and deliberte in speech, yet when he speaks on an important issue, Baptists are accustomed to give attention." Aids Bible Institute- When the Baptist Bible Institute was born in Coliseum Place Baptist Church in New Orleans, Mr. Managan was present and active in its organization. He had been member of the institute trustee board ever since, and has contributed vast sums to the institute, to needy churches throughout the state and in other parts of the South, and $75,000,000 campaign in 1919. Many Youths Aided- Bisides supporting churches and church organizations, foreign missions and other church fields, Mr. Managan's generosity and helpfulness aided many youths to acquire scholastic training. As a world traveler, Mr. Managan attended two Rotary international conventions, first in 1921, at Edinburgh, Scotland, and second in 1927, St. Ostend, Belgium. Reading and travel were his favorite recreations. On the 1921 trip, accompanied by Mrs. Managan, his son, L. C. and daughter, Lucille, he visited the British isles and continental Europe. In 1927, he and Mrs. Managan visited Ostend, France, Spain, Northern Africa, Egypt, the Holy Land, Turkey, Greece, the Balkans, and Germany. Mr. Managan traveled extensively over the United States and in 1924 made a two-months trip to the Hawaiian Islands. Burial in Westlake- By Mr. Managan's request, his body was laid to rest in Magnolia cemetery, which he himself laid out as the graveyard of the Westlake community. Brief services were held at the family residence at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, followed by services at the Westlake church, with the Rev. B. I. Carenter, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. T. V. Herndon, pastor of the Trinity Baptist church, Lake Charles, and the Rev. R. L. Baker, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Lake Charles. Surviving Mr. Managan are his wife; four sons, W. H. MANAGAN, JR., C. M. MANAGAN, R. E. MANAGAN, and C. L. MANAGAN, of Lake Charles; one daughter, Mrs. F. T. MCCOLLUM, of Lamesa, Texas, and 11 grandchildren, PAT, ERIN, WILLIAM WARREN, JEAN, MARTHA, ADRIAN, MARILYN, ANGILEE and LUTHER TERRELL MANAGAN, all of Lake Charles, and FRANCES LUCILLE MCCOLLUM, of Lamesa, Texas; a brother, M. S. MANAGAN, Covington, Pa., and a sister, Mrs. EDA SATTERLEE, Philadelphia, Pa. ("1934 died" is penciled in) 
ORTON, Lemuel - Died - In Smithfield, on the 8th of June, inst. Mr. Lemuel Orton, in the forty third year of his age. The circumstances of Mr. Orton's death are very peculiar, and distressing to a sensitive family. He was employed in tending the sawmill of Horace Williston, Esq. In the early part of the day Mrs. Orton went into the mill and found him attending to his duties, advised with him of some of their domestic concerns and left him apparently in good health, and cheerfully enjoying his usual flow of lively animation. Her distress then can be better conceived than described, when within about fifteen minutes from the period of her leaving the mill she received the appalling news that her husband was a corpse. He was found laying on his face lifeless in front of a bench on which he occasionally sat when fatigued; and it is supposed that his death was caused by a fit of the apoplexy. Mr. Orton was an active, industrious and useful citizen. In the eventful war he made a exhibit of his patriotism by rendering two years' service as a Volunteer in defence of his country's rights. In 1813 he was engaged with Perry in his memorable battle on Lake Erie, and in the vessel on board which Mr. Orton fought there were but five men beside himself left that were able to perform duty. In 1814 he joined Gen. Porter's Volunteers, and accompanied Gen. Brown's army through the various bloody fights that occurred in that summer's campaign. He has left a wife and four young children to mourn his loss and struggle with the vicissitudes of life unaided by his manly energies. From the Northern Banner June 13, 1835. Pat Raymond 
SHAW-Aug. 15, 1928-Died After Rescue From Burning Home-Robert Shaw Sr. of North Flat Died At Hospital As Result Of Burns-Home Destroyed-Mr. Robert Shaw Sr., a veteran of the Civil War, 81 years of age, died Wednesday of this week at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, from burns and shock he received early Wednesday morning when his home burned at his farm located on North Flat, across the river from Laceyville. Mr. Shaw and his son, Robert Jr, age about 12 years were asleep in the upper story of the home when fire broke out below due to an exploding oil stove which had been lighted by Mrs. Shaw a short time previous before she went to the barn some distance away to do the morning milking of the dairy herd. The young Shaw, Robert Jr., was the first to discover that the home was afire when he was awakened by the dense smoke in his bedroom and the crackling of the woodwork nearby. He made a hurried exit from the burning building by jumping to the ground from an upper story window. He immediately thought of his father's safety and knowing that he was in the burning building, summoned assistance from a neighbor, Payne France. Together they placed a ladder to Mr. Shaw's bedroom window and succeeded in getting the old gentleman, aroused and on his way down the ladder to safety. As they were assisting the feeble and injured man down, the ladder broke in two, and allowed the old gentleman to fall heavily on a concrete walk some eight of ten feet below. He was badly burned about the face, arms, neck and chest and he suffered a deep burn on his right arm near the elbow. Submitted by Patty Shumway 
TINNA-Arthur J. Tinna Died Suddenly-Well Known Laceyville Man Passes Away, Aged 61 years.-Laceyville Dec. 4- Arthur J. Tinna, one of Laceyville's well known and popular citizens, died at his home here at 12:50 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Dec. 3, 1927, at the age of 61 years. Paralysis was the cause of his demise. Mr. Tinna suffered a stroke while living on a farm on Doolittle Hill, about 10 years ago. Since that time, he has suffered three or four strokes, the last one occurring but a few days ago. The deceased is survived by his widow and the following children; Miss Mae Tinna now at Mansfield; James Tinna of this place; Mrs. Claude Bailey and Miss Lesta Timma at home. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. E. M. Keen at the late home of the deceased at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Interment will be in the Overfield cemetery near Meshoppen. Mr. Tinna was widely known and popular among traveling men a decade ago, having operated livery stables here and at Wyalusing before automobiles put him out of business. He was also well known in Towanda having lived there for some time several years ago when he was caretaker of a cemetery at that place. Later he moved to Wyalusing where he succeeded N. H. Allis in the livery business. He moved from there to a farm on Doolittle Hill about 10 years ago. Submitted by Patty Shumway 
TROWBRIDGE, Basil E., aged 32 years, of Westfield, died Thursday at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, in Elmira. The funeral was held Sunday at the Episcopal Church in Westfield, with interment in the cemetery at Ulysses. Mr. Trowbridge had been in the insurance business in Westfield for a number of years and was one of the town's most prominent business men. He was active in all civic activities, the Masonic Lodge and Episcopal Church. He is survived by his widow, formerly Miss GERTRUDE GOODALL, of Mansfield, two sons, BASIL EDWIN, aged three years, and WILLIAM HERBERT, aged eleven months, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM R. TROWBRIDGE. Those from Mansfield who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Neal, Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Husted, Mrs. Ada Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Wells, Inqute Wells, Miss Pearl Hitchcock, Mrs. Maude Trask, Albert Woodard, Ross Knowlton, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Goodall, Howard Goodall, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Goodall, Mrs. Myra Higley, Miss Louella Ireton and Mrs. Ida Johnson. Others from away were Mr. and Mrs. Marion Decker, of Athens; Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Goodall, of Liberty, and Mr. and Mrs. Wade Goodall, of Troy. 
Wellsboro Gazette 3-26-1946 Submitted by Kelly WILCOX Kimball
Charles Eugene WILCOX
Charles Eugene Wilcox, aged 67 years, of Unionville, N.Y. died Sunday morning at the Bath Memorial Hospital. He was born June 28, 1878 in Middlebury, son of Ranson Wilcox and Mary Dickinson Wilcox. He was a member of the Keeneyville Odd Fellows. He married Ellen Coon of Corning on October 25, 1902. Besides his wife, he is survived by the following children: Clarence, of Dundee; Delos, of Scranton; Mrs. Marion Carr, of Bath; Mrs. Lillian Carpenter, of Osceola; Mrs. Raymond Simons, of Wellsboro; and a sister, Mrs. Agnes Colegrove, of Corning. The funeral was held on Tuesday; burial in the Keeneyville Cemetery. 
WILCOX, Fred E. - Fred E. Wilcox was born in Oxford, Chenango county, N. Y., May 22, 1852; departed this life at Covington, Tioga county, Pa., December 20, 1926, aged 74 years, 6 months and 28 days. When only six months old his parents, BENAJAH and HANNAH WHITE WILCOX, removed to Frost Settlement, and settled in a log cabin on the farm now occupied by M. R. Walker. He was married to Miss EMELINE, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Nathan Whiting, of Sullivan township, September 4, 1877. They were faithful tillers of the soil, and resided on the farm now owned by John Hill, for about forty years. To them were born five children: Herrick T., Herman E., Mrs. Roscoe Conklin; Mrs. Edson Watkins and Mrs. Elmer Conklin, all of Covington. When a young man he accented the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior, and united in fellowhip with the Church of Christ of Canoe Camp. In 1920 failing health compelled him to retire from active business, when he purchased a home in Covington boro, where he resided until his death. Mr. Wilcox was very industrious; he was a loving husband and father, an obliging neighbor and a friend to all. He leaves to mourn his death, his wife, all of the above-named children, one brother, Erwin, of Covington, and sixteen grandchildren. 
(Wilson) - Kate Wilson, 92, of 780 Cedar St., Wednesday, May 2, 1962. She was the widow of William H. Wilson and a member of the Webb Mills Methodist Church. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Mabel W. Morrell, Mrs. Katherine Coole, and Mrs. Clara E. Graham of Elmira, Mrs. Louise M. Osborn of Armond Beach, FL; sons, Ernest H. of Collins, NY, Wilbur E. of Wellsburg, Raymond, Charles H. and Howard B. of Elmira; 14 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren. Body at Holly-Keck Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements incomplete. -- Elmira Gazette Sandy Cotter Fullerton, CA 
- The daughter of a civilian employee at the Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Fla., had a chronic case of the hiccoughs so she was taken for a ride in a plane which zoomed, rolled and snapped in an effort to scare her out of them. The ride didn't cure the girl but it made her father pretty sick.
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