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ALVORD William

Wellsboro Agitator - October 11, 1911

Word has been received at Cowanesque of the death of William Alvord, at Fruitland, Md., a former businessman of Cowanesque, as a result of an operation for cancer of the stomach.  Mr. Alvord was of the firm of Alvord & Brook, sash and blind manufacturers of Cowanesque, until about three years ago, when he sold out his interests and moved to Maryland where he has since resided.  He is survived by his wife and five children.


Wellsboro Agitator, The (Wellsboro, Pennsylvania) Wednesday, June 9, 1909, p. 1
OLDEST ENGINEER DEAD. John Barber Died Last Saturday Afternoon. John Barber, aged 72 years, died at his home on Railroad street at 1:15 o'clock last Saturday afternoon of apoplexy. He was stricken first about 10.30 o'clock last Tuesday night. Mr. Barber was born at Troy, Pa., August 8, 1836. He was twice married, his first wife being Miss Katherine Wicks. Of their three children, two survive - Mrs. Addie Rachford, of Elmira, and Mrs. Otto Strayer, of Jersey Shore.  About 45 years ago, Mr. Barber married Miss Eliza Townsend and to them six children were born, of whom the following survive - Mrs. Nellie Shear, of Binghamton, N. Y.; Mrs. Hattie Hammond, of Clearfield; Mrs. Cora Hamlin and Miss Grace Barber, of Wellsboro. One brother, Mr. William Barber, of Corning, and six sisters, also survive him - Mrs. Sarah Allen, Mrs. Sally Weldon, Mrs. Ann Hall, Mrs. Matie-Rouse and Mrs. Emma Moore, of Corning, and Mrs. Lucy Brown, of Presho, N. Y.  Mr. Barber was a member of the Methodist church of Corning and of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. For nearly half a century he had been a locomotive engineer and never had a serious accident. He is said to have cost the companies he so faithfully served less money than any engineer ever in their employ, never a penny having been charged up to him. Failing health caused him to retire last December. He ran the first engine hauling a regular passenger train into Wellsboro over the old Fall Brook Railway and also was at the throttle of the first passenger train over the Pine Creek Railway. He had worked on the Fall Brook system and the N. Y. Central's Pennsylvania division, as engineer, for over 48 years and was, at the time of his retirement, the oldest engineer, both in years and time of service on the whole New York Central system. For many years he had been employed on the "bob-tail," between Stokesdale Junction and Antrim.    Services were held at the late home of the deceased on Railroad street Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock, Rev. R. M. Cloud, pastor of tbe Free Baptist church, officiating. The remains were taken on trian 4 yesterday morning to the home of his grandson, Harry Culver, No. 263. East Second street, Corning, where funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon; burial in Hope cemetery, Corning, the services at the grave being in charge of the B. L. E.  (Notes: John Barber, s/o David Dean & Sally Ann (Moore) Barber; Grandson of Joseph & Ann (---) Barber; Great-Grandson of Thomas & Ann (---) Barber) (Notes: Sally Ann Moore, d/o Silas & Lydia (West) Moore).

BARROW Robert C.
Death of Elder Barrow - Elder R. C. Barrow, for twenty-five years past state evangelist of the Christian church of Nebraska, died 7:15 last night at his home in Bethany Heights, aged fifty-eight years. Deceased was born in Delaware county, New York, August 18, 1832. It is said by those who have known him for many years that it is estimated he has been directly instrumental in the conversion to Christianity of not less than 10,000 people, and he has a record of about 7,000 baptisms. Sixteen years ago he was associated with Rev. Dungan, now president of Cotner University, in Christian work, and since the establishment of that institution has made his headquarters at Bethany Heights. - State   Journal, Nov. 30th.

The above announcement was received in this city with general sorrow. Elder Barrow twenty-six years ago became a resident of Johnson county and was for many years an enterprising and esteemed citizen of Tecumseh, the family removing to Lincoln one year ago.  He was born in Delaware county, New York, in the year 1832. In his long and eventful service as a Christian minister, Elder Barrow was recognized as an able and conscientious man and his good work earned him the regard of all who knew him.  He leaves a wife, three sons, and a daughter to mourn his departure and in their affliction the bereaved family have the earnest sympathy of this community.  On Monday last the remands were brought to this city, and interred in the Tecumseh cemetery.  The businessmen out of respect to the deceased closed their stores from three to five o'clock in the afternoon of the day and attended the last sad rites of sepulture.  The CHIEFTAIN extends sympathy to the stricken family.  (Tecumseh Chieftain Newspaper)  At one time they (Robert C and Helen M Harding Barrow) were residents of Union, PA.    Robert C. Barrow is my great grand uncle and Helen was his wife.  Three of their 5 children were born in Bradford County.  (Clayton, Maria, and Merris, Nellie was born in Nebraska, and Frank was born in Missouri) Susan Barrow Spaulding


BERGIN Margaret Catherine Jacobs – The death of Mrs. L.D. Jacobs of Elkland, a sister of Mrs. Lawrence Murray of Addison, occurred Wednesday afternoon March 31, 1954 at 4 o’clock at her home on Pattison Avenue, Elkland, following a long illness. Mrs. Jacobs’ maiden name was Margaret Catherine Bergin, and she was born in Osceola, PA, June 11, 1877, a daughter of the late Jerry and Mary Ann Keefe Bergin. She was graduated from Elkland High School. Her marriage to L.D. Jacobs of Elkland, PA, was solemnized July 25, 1899 at Elkland, PA, and they lived all their married life in Elkland. Mrs. Jacobs was a devout member and communicant of St. Thomas Church in Elkland. Besides her husband, Mr. Jacobs of Elkland she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert McDonald and Mrs. Ralph Simonetti of Niagara Falls; two grandchildren, Thomas McDonald and Ann Simonetti; and one great grandson, Robert Thomas McDonald, all of Niagara Falls; one sister, Mrs. Lawrence Murray of Addison; one brother, Jerry Bergin of Buffalo; and several nephews and nieces. The funeral was held Saturday morning at St. Thomas Church, Elkland, with the pastor, the Rev. Father Kerrigan, celebrating High Mass of Requiem. Interment was made in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, in Addison, NY. – Wellsboro Agitator, April 8, 1954, p7 


BLAIR Maria (SRGP 87359) - Mrs. Maria I. Brown, aged 56, of Corning, the recently deceased wife of ex-Superintendent G.R. Brown, of the Fall Brook railroad system, was a daughter of the late John Blair, of Covington. Besides her husband, she is survived by her aged mother, Mrs. John Blair, of Corning, and her daughter, Mrs. D.C. Balcom. She was a sister of Mrs. H.H. Blair, a niece of Mrs. Noah Marvin and a cousin of Mr. S.M. Copp, all of Wellsboro, where she had often visited. Mrs. Brown possessed a beautiful Christian character and is mourned widely. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 25, 1901


BOYD Nicol
Nicol Boyd, 83 of Dubois, Pa., formerly of Canton, Wednesday. Nov 21, 1951, at Sayre. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Otto Reed of Estes Park, Colo., Mrs. D.M. Brosius of Washington, D.C., Miss Melissa Boyd of Laurel, Md., and Miss Laurel Boyd of Wheeling, W. Va.; sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Hill, Mrs. Euphemia Hill, Mrs. Mary Robertson, Mrs. Nettie Segur, all of Canton; and Mrs. Margaret Mosher of Coudersport, Pa.; brother, Robert Boyd of Canton; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Prayer service was held this morning at 9 at the Morse Funeral Home in Canton. The body was taken to the Paul Short Funeral Home in Dubois for funeral services at 2:30 this afternoon. The Rev. Lewis achman of Caton officiated. Morningside Cemetery, Dubois.


BUTLER – Earl Butler, 67, formerly of Wellsboro RD1 died Wednesday evening March 31, 1954 at the home of his brother, Cecil, in Rochester, NY. He was the son of the late Walton Butler and Mrs. Stella Butler. Besides his mother, Mrs. Stella Butler, he is survived by three daughters, Misses Gladys, Vivian and Virginia; two sisters, Ethel and Bernice and four brothers, Harry, Cecil and William, all of Rochester and Lynn of Seattle, Wash. Funeral services were held at the Davison Funeral Home in Rochester Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial was made in Rochester Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, April 8, 1954, p7 


Harry L. Butters, 71, of 2218 Mahaffey Lane, died at 2pm Friday, May 12, 1989, in the coronary care unit of Williamsport Hospital, where he was admitted earlier in the day after being stricken at home. He was retired from Anchor-Darling Valve. Mr. Butters was a member of Cogan Station Christian Church. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post 882. He was also a member of Bottle Run Grange. Born Jan 3, 1918, at Roaring Branch, he was a son of William and Minnie Good Butters. He and his wife, the former Leona Porter, observed their 44th wedding anniversary Feb 27. Surviving, besides his wife, are a son, Robert D., of Williamsport RD1; a brother, Emery of Canton RD1; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Sechrist, of Liberty, and two grandchildren. The funeral will be a t11 am Monday at Sander’s, 821 Diamond Street, with the Rev. Harry R. Yoder, his pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery RD2. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9pm Sunday.



Wellsboro Agitator - January 31, 1924

Mrs. Delphine Shaut, widow of Ephraim Shaut, died recently at her home in Addison. She was born September 21, 1851, daughter of Lorentus Carpenter and Louise Seeley, at Academy Corners, Pa.  She was married on May 10, 1874, to Ephraim Shaut, of Troupsburgh, N.Y.  Besides her son, Dr. Frank Shaut, of Addison, two sisters, Mrs. Grant Seeley, of Osceola, and Mrs. Belle Clark, of Knoxville, survive her.  She was a member of the M. E. church, the Rebekahs and the D. A. R.     


CLARK Herbert Alvin Clark

Herbert Alvin Clark, the son of William Henry and Louisa Cunningham Clark, was born in Brookfield Township on February 7, 1880 and died at his home in Ulysses on November 7, 1947. Mr. Clark was married on December 22, 1904 at Troupsburg to Miss Myrtle Mae Davis of Sunderlinville, who, with seven children, survives: Mrs. Mildred Long of Liberty, Pa.; Henry Clark of Harrison Valley; Keith Clark of Harrison Valley; Francis Clark of Buffalo; Mrs. Dawn Walters of Westfield; Mrs. Virginia Stewart of Westfield; Mrs. Jeanne Cole of Lockport, N.Y.; four sisters: Mrs. Kathryn Atwell and Mrs. Carrie Davis of Westfield and Mrs. Lavinna Cleveland and Mrs. Margaret VanZile of Cowanesque and by twenty three grandchildren. The funeral was held in the Ulysses Methodist Church on Monday afternoon with the pastor, Rev. F.M. Blish, officiating. Burial was in Ulysses Cemetery.  


Wellsboro Gazette - December 17, 2003
Phyllis Cleveland Linder, 81, of RR2, Lawrenceville, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born Feb. 26, 1922 in Blossburg.  She was the daughter of Casper and Thelma Webster Cleveland.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed painting and crocheting. She was an avid bingo player, a member of the Nelson United Methodist Church, and the D.A.R., Wellsboro.Surviving are her husband of 64 years, George; sons and daughters-in-law, William H. II and Joann Linder of Lawrenceville; George W. Jr. and Gretchen Linder of Burlinton, N.C., Larry C. and Kathy Linder of Middlebury Center, Philip E. and Sharon Linder of Tioga, Vaughn R. and Colleen Linder of Lawrenceville; sisters, Ruth Palmer of Zephyrhills, Fla., Lois Hayes of Bentley Creek; 10 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Private funeral services will be conducted at the convenience of  the family.  Memorials may be made to theD.A.R., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 and American Legion Post #0235, Lawrenceville, Pa. 16929. Arrangements are being handled by Kenyon Funeral Home of Elkland.

CLOSE Newberry III
Wellsboro Agitator - January 5, 1910
— Newberry Close died recently at his home in Red Bluff, Cal. Mr. Close waa a native of Chatham and spent the greater part of his life there, going to California nearly 20 years ago. He was a veteran of the civil war, a member of I, 45th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and carried a bullet in his hip to his death. He was stricken with paralysis in August and suffered another stroke when the end came.   81

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-Wednesday, January 5, 1910
Little Marsh, Jan. 3---The following account of the death of Newberry Close appeared in the Evening Sentinel, Red Bluff, Tehama County, California: Beneath the white mantle of purity which overspread the earth Monday, Comrade Newberry Close was laid to rest. The services were held in the afternoon...and many old friends and comrades paid their last tribute of love and respect to the memory of an honored and upright citizen. Deceased was a member of Co. 1, 45th PA Vol. Infantry. He was born in PA on July 14, 1830, and came to Red Bluff with his family many years ago. He was stricken with paralysis in August and suffered another stroke early last week, and the end came at one pm on Saturday, Dec 4. His wife and 5 sons survive him-Archie Close, who is well-known in Red Bluff, resides at Alturas; Wallace Close, Syracuse, NY; Charles Close, Rochester, NY; George Close, Dundee, NY and Burton Close, Watkins, NY. Newberry Close will be well remembered by his many friends in Tioga County, and especially in Chatham, his native town, where resides the only surviving member of his father's family, Mr. Reuben Close.

COBB Maude Ellen - Girl Died From Bruise on Leg - Maude Ellen Cobb, the 8-year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. E. Cobb, of Sunderlinville, Potter county, died a few days ago under peculiar circumstances. The child while ascending stairs fell and bumped her right knee. The next day her leg began to swell and soon assumed alarming propositions and the swelling was accompanied with much pain. Physicians were summoned, but were powerless to stop the affection, which grew until it embraced her whole side. The child was in great pain at times and complained of a sharp pain at the base of the skull. Finally a consultation of doctors was held but they were unable to devise any treatment that proved efficacious and the little sufferer died. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 17, 1905, p.14

COLE Douglas
Wellsboro Agitator - March 8, 1922
Mrs. Samuel Baker received a telegram announcing the death of her nephew, Douglas Cole, of Syracuse.  Mrs. Cole was formerly Miss Rachel Groves, of Elkland.  Journal

COLE Kenneth J. Cole, Sr.
79, of Dry Brook Rd., died
quietly at his home on March 20, 2010 following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Lois, children and step-children: Kenneth Jr. (Joyce) Cole; Laura (Albert) Hopkins; Todd (Karen) Cole; Frederick Best; Daniel (Rebecca) Best; Jeffery (Becky) Best; Lori (Thomas) Plaisted; Matthew Best; siblings, Elwood (Naomi) Cole; Eugene (Joan) Cole; Jean Cole; sister-in-law: Joyce Cole; ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and their families also survive. Ken was predeceased by his first wife Ruth, son Kerry and brother Carl Cole. Ken was born on March 15, 1931 in Sayre a son of the late Earl and Marie Johnson Cole. He was a graduate of Waverly High School and following graduation enlisted into the US Navy where he proudly served his country during the Korean War. For many years, Ken was employed as a mechanic for Syracuse Supply Company in Vestal. Ken was a member of the Tioga Center United Methodist Church, a master woodworker and enjoyed spending time in his gardens. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of his life on Saturday, April 3 at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Tioga Center with his pastor, Rev. Donna Martin, officiating. A period of visitation and time of sharing will be held at the church from noon until the time of the service. Memories and condolences for Ken’s family may also be shared by visiting our website at Flowers will be provided by the family and memorial contributions may be directed to Lourdes Hospice, 4102 Old Vestal Road, Vestal, NY 13850; American Cancer Society, Eastern Div., Tioga Co. Unit, PO Box 1100 Syracuse, NY 13201 or the Tioga Center United Methodist Church, PO Box 247, Tioga Center, NY 13845 in loving memory of Kenneth J. Cole, Sr. Caring assistance is being provide by the Cooley Family of the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols. - Sayre Morning Times, Mar.27.2010  


COLLINS – Mrs. Catherine Collins, 62, of Buffalo, NY, died Wednesday, March 31, 1954, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mae Zeaman, 21 West Street Galeton. Mrs. Collins, who had been in ill health about a year, had been visiting her sister about two weeks. Born in Leroy, NY, she was the daughter of Jerry and Elizabeth Ryan Collins. She moved to Galeton in 1914 and later resided at Roulette. For the past 21 years she resided in Buffalo. Besides Mrs. Zeaman she is survived by three other sisters, Mrs. Ann McKenchnie, Rochester, NY, and Mrs. Margaret Gleineckt and Mrs. Emma Rae; both of Detroit. Services were held Saturday in St. Bibiana’s Church, Galeton with the Rev. Anthony F. Robaczewski officiating. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery, Galeton. - Wellsboro Agitator, April 8, 1954, p7 


CONGDON - Tyler Congdon, of Wells, Pa., where he lived with his brother, Edgar, came to this city on Wednesday and put up at the Elmira House. He attended the Lyceum theater that evening and after the performance went to bed. One of the chamber maids heard him cough next morning and thinking he wanted to sleep longer did not disturb him at that time and then forgot him altogether. About 6 o'clock Thursday evening his key was missed and a boy sent to find it. The room was still locked and it being found impossible to awake its inmate a boy was hoisted through the transom and found Congdon on the bed breathing heavily, but unconscious. Drs. H. De V. Pratt and Dundas were summoned, but could do nothing to arouse the sleeper and he died about 5 o'clock Friday morning. In the room were found two empty bottles, one labeled "Chloroform" and the other "Laudanum." Congdon has complained of sleeplessness before retiring and it is believed he took the poison to produce sleep and not with any suicidal intent. He was a crank on taking medicine and his valise was crammed with medical concoctions of all kinds. Coroner Flood held an inquest Friday night, the result being the following verdict. "The said jury find that the said body so inspected by them is the body of Tyler Congdon, of the town of Wells, Pa. That he came to his death on September 23, 1898; at the Elmira house, in the city of Elmira, NY, by narcotic poisoning. And that from the evidence the said jury find that the said narcotic poison was not taken with suicidal intent, but for medicinal purposes and without advise." Congdon was fifty-eight years of age. He was a widower and is survived by two children, Blanche and Floyd, both residents of Kansas City, Mo. He is also survived by three brothers, Lynn of Corning, Schuyler of Oneonta, and Edgar Congdon of Wells, Pa., to whose home the remains were taken for burial. - Elmira Telegram, Sunday, September 25, 1898


COOPER William H

Wellsboro Agitator - September 19, 1928

William H. Cooper, aged 73 years, died recently at his home in Westfield.  He was the son of Erastus and Amanda Cooper, of Chatham township, and was born March 26, 1855.  Nov. 22, 1882, he married Mary B. Simpson, who survives him, as do two sisters, Mrs. Elvira Sprague and Mrs. Celia Lattimer, both of Cowanesque.  Mr. Cooper had been in failing health for two years but was only confined to the bed four days.  He was for 20 years Justice of the Peace in Westfield.


CROFT Samuel M. - Samuel M. Croft, aged 84 years, a Civil War veteran, died at Muskegon, Mich., Aug. 1 [1927], after a short illness at his home in Fruitland Township. Mr. Croft was one of the two remaining members of the Ames Steele Post of the GAR, of North Muskegon. He was commander of this post for 10 years and leaves Joseph Avery, 91 years old, as the only living member. Mr. Croft was first enlisted in the 35th Pa. Inf., but when his term had expired and upon his recovery from an attack of typhoid fever, he at once re-enlisted in the 207th Pa. Vol., Co. G. He had a year and a half of the most active service and was for six months under fire daily. Mr. Croft was born August 23, 1842, at Chatham. He married Miss Amelia E. Hymes in 1866. They went to Michigan in 1881 and lived in and near North Muskegon since. He was employed by the Torrent-Arms Lumber Company for many years. He took an active part in the civic affairs of North Muskegon, serving as president of the village for seven years and also as a member of the school board. Twenty-seven years ago he moved into Fruitland township, where he lived until his death. Mrs. Croft died seven years ago. The deceased is survived by two daughter, Mrs. Gertrude M. VanDyke, of Thompsonville, Mich., and Miss Leah Croft, at home; two brothers, LaVerne and Clayton Croft, both of Keeneyville; one sister, Mrs. Olive West, also of Keeneyville; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 18, 1927, p.1

DODGE Ada Woodhouse
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., November 3, 1948, Pg 7
Mrs. Ada Woodhouse, aged 84 years, widow of Charles W. Woodhouse died Oct. 26. She was born at Stokesdale, Sept. 8, 1864, daughter of Asa and Sally Dodge. She had resided many years in Galeton, where she was an active member of the Methodist Church. Survivors are one son, Royce of Galeton; four daughters, Mrs. Walter J. Reinwald of Galeton, Mrs. John A. Havens and Mrs. Donald R. Fee of Coudersport and Mrs Frank Lamot of Dansville, NY; 16 grandchildren and several gr-grandchildren.

DORR Frances M
Wellsboro Agitator - March 8, 1939
Mrs. Frances M. Hall, aged 74 years, a native of Osceola, died Monday night at 11:15 o'colck at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ansel Towner, in Corning.  She was born May 13, 1864 daughter of Joseph and Mercy Cole Dorr, and spent the early part of her life in the vicinity of Oseeola. She was first married to Seth Reed Warren, who died in 1911, and later was married to Joseph Hall, who died 20 years ago. After her second marriage she made her home in Tioga.  ThQ following survive: sons and daughters, Mrs. Frank Gould, of Borden; Mrs. Edward Husted, of Corning; Joseph Warren, of Tioga; Mrs. Jerry Faulkner, of Painted Post; Mrs. Robert Hale, of Corning; Reed and Charles Warren, of—Riverside; Mrs. Howard Gamble, of Corning, and Mrs. Lee Williams, of South Addison; 17 grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren; one brother, John Dorr, of Borden; two sisters, Mrs. Nancy Earnhardt, of Freeman, and Mrs. Jane Carr, of Ovid. The funeral will be held Thursday with prayer at the home of Mrs. Towner at 1 o'clock and services at the Baptist church in Borden at 2 o'clock; burial in Borden.


DOUD – Mr. H.R. Doud, aged 64, died on November 29th, at his home in Ulysses, after being in poor health the past two years and confined to his home for three months. The deceased was a son of Mr. Peleg W. Doud, aged 92, of Mainesburg, this county [Tioga], where he lived till about 30 years ago. He married in 1853, Miss Eleanor Spencer, who survived him. After leaving Mainesburg, they resided three years in the South, after which they returned to Tioga county, where they remained till the Fall Brook Railroad entered Potter county, after which they lived in Harrison Valley and Mills, before locating in Ulysses. At all these places Mr. Doud was employed by the railroad company, and after the New York Central took over the system he remained at work under the new management as long as his condition would admit. He is survived by six children: Mr. Charles S. Doud, of Jackson Summit; Bell and Coleman Doud, of Ulysses; Mrs. W.F. French, of Spring Mills, NY; and Mrs. Frank Cole and Mrs. F. Dorland, of Harrison Valley.  Buried in Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses, Potter, PA. – Wellsboro Agitator, 10 December 1902


DOUGHERTY Marjorie Gee White
Marjorie Gee Dougherty White (Gee Gee), 53, died of breast cancer November 14, 2000 at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late William Dougherty and Marjorie Robbins Cott. After the sudden death of her father, she and her mother moved to Canton, where she grew up among extended family. After graduating from Penn State in 1968, she moved to Philadelphia where she began her teaching career at Roosevelt Middle School, later getting her M. Ed. From Temple University. At the time of her death she was director of development at Woodlynde School in Strafford, PA, where she also taught English and been a college counselor during her five year tenure. She was instrumental in expanding the school's endowment and initiated a fall golf and tennis outing to benefit the program. Prior to working at Woodlynde, she was city Hall Tour Director appointed by then Mayor Ed Rendell. Earlier in her career, she taught English at William Penn Charter School where she was also an active parent volunteer for 20 years. Her sensitivity to children and her extensive teaching experience made her keenly aware of the vast and underdeveloped potential in students with dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). She managed a highly successful annual giving campaign for the International Dyslexia Society and served as president of the Orton Dyslexia Society, remaining involved with the organization until near her death. Gee Gee was an early spokesperson raising public awareness of dyslexia and its devastating impact on children's self-esteem and academic development when not recognized and addressed. In addition to her volunteer work with the Orton Society, she served on the Mayor's Commission for Women and was a member of the Philadelphia Cricket Club. She was a summer resident of Kiawah, SC. First diagnosed with breast cancer six years ago, she battled the disease with courage and dignity, never complaining despite repeated medical setbacks. In 1998, she underwent an autologous stem cell transplant, later found to be ineffective in the treatment of breast cancer. Finding comfort and strength at The Wellness Center in Bryn Mawr, she in turn inspired other cancer patients with her gentle kindness and unfailing optimism. “She was the consummate teacher. She led by example, inspired others to believe in themselves and to strive for excellence. She never gave into her disease, and she faced any setback with grace. Her contributions were many, and her spirit will be everlasting,” said Jack Rogers, Head of Woodlynde School. Surviving are her son, Richard Walter Smith; daughters Kelly Ann White and Maggy Moira White, all of Philadelphia; brother, Allen Dougherty, South Williamsport, PA; aunts Letha Tomlin, Chambersburg, PA; Mary Jane Saxe, Canton, OH; Shirley Sullivan, Ithaca, NY; Laura Koernig, Greenville, SC; and uncle Theron Robbins, Hillsgrove, PA; many friends and colleagues, and the children whose lives she touched both directly and indirectly. Interment was private. A memorial service will be held at Chesnut Hill Presbyterian Church, November 17. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Woodlynde School, 334 Upper Gulph Mills Roads, Strafford, PA 19087 in the name of Marjorie D White.


DRAKE - Mary A. Heath, 70, of Mainesburg died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Troy Community Hospital, Troy. Born Nov. 22, 1930, in Phillipsburg, she was the daughter of John and Flora Hopson Drake. She was a retired nurses aide at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mainesburg. Surviving are her husband, Don; three sons, Michael Simkins of Madison, Wis., Thomas Simkins of Telford and Ivan Simkins of Riverview, Miss.; three daughters, Susan Detweiler of Harleysville, Penny Froehlich of Telford and Patty Sewell of Galeton; three stepsons, James Heath of Tampa, Fla., Michael Heath of Marathon, Fla., Ronald Heath of Galeton; one stepdaughter, Darlyn Batschelet of Sayre; one sister, Enid Elaine Martin of Grand Junction, Colo., 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be announced. Burial will be made at West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 3, 2001


FRALIC – Word has been received here of the death of Henry W. Fralic who died February 18, 1972 at Hillsboro, Oregon. Mr. Fralic was for many years a farmer in the Mansfield area and also worked for the REA here. He transferred to Lopez, Washington in 1960 where he continued his work with REA until his retirement. He was born in Corning, NY May 19, 1897, a son of Willard and Harriet Fralic. He is survived by his wife Elva O’Dell Fralic and son Robert of Lopez, Washington; daughters Mrs. Ruth Marie Sherwood and Mrs. Morna Storms both of Hillsboro, Oregon; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial services were in Hillsboro, Oregon. – Wellsboro Gazetter, 24 February 1972


Alfred Frank
Alfred Frank, 67, of Sebring, died at the Blossburg State Hospital last Wednesday evening at 11 o'clock following a long illness. He is sruvived by three sisters, Mrs. Barbara Krause, of Sebring; Mrs. Ida Bostwick, Mrs. Edna P (can't read the rest), of Corning, and two brothers, George, of Corning and William of Westfield. Wellsboro Gazette Feb. 7, 1946 Submitted by Kelly (Wilcox) Kimball


FRASER – Emily Jean Fraser, aged two-and-one-half years, youngest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. D.M. Fraser, of Waterville, Wash., died May 14. Mrs. Fraser was formerly Miss Hannah Richards, of Blossburg. – Wellsboro Agitator, 7 June 1916


Wellsboro Agitator - November 19, 1930
Sidney Grover, aged 70 years, a lifelong resident of this place, died at the Blossburg hospital Wednesday.  Of a large family of brothers and sisters he is survived by only one, a brother, William Grover, of California.   (Note:  Third husband of Lusity Cole)

HANER Samuel Reynold
Wellsboro Agitator - August 5, 1936
Samuel Reynold Haner died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Taylor, in Westfield, July 28, from skull fracture caused by a fall a few days before. Funeral services were held Friday; burial at Jasper, N. Y.  Mr. Haner was born in Clymer township, September 13, 1849, son of Dr. and Mrs. John Haner. In 1873 he married Ella Pierce at Westfield, and the greater part of his life has been spent in that vicinity.  He was a minister in the Mission church. Mrs. Haner died several years ago.  He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Taylor, of Westfield; Mrs. May Maricle, of Buffalo; Mrs. Nina VonNordheim, of Kingston, N. J., and two sons, Floyd Haner, of Westmoreland, Cal.; Ray C. Haner, of Raton, New Mexico; also eight grandchildren.   (Buried in Jasper Village Cemetery)

Death of Mrs. Helen M. Barrow (Maiden name was Harding) -Word was received here of the death yesterday at Landor of Mrs. Helen M. Barrow, mother of Mrs. E. B. Combs. She had been in poor health for a number of years. Mrs. Barrow was born at Union, Pa., and was 82 years of age at the time of her death. She was married in 1855 at Canton, Pa., to the Rev. Robert C. Barrow and with her husband moved to Tecumseh, Neb. For twenty-five years Mr. Barrow was state evangelist for the Christian church in Nebraska. Following the death of her husband in 1902 Mrs. Barrow came to Douglas and made her home for a number of years with her children, Mrs. Combs and the late M. C. Barrow. Besides her daughter two sons survive, Frank Barrow of Washington, D.C., and C. M. Barrow of Buckland, Kan. Funeral services will be held at the Congregational church Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. W. H. L. Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Douglas cemetery. From the Douglas Budget dated 4/17/1919 Susan Barrow Spaulding

HEATH - Don R. Heath, 82, of Mainesburg, died
Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born Aug. 10, 1927, in Reading, the son of Don J. and Meriam Ditchburn Heath. Don was a retiree of Mansfield University. He is survived by three sons, James of Tampa, Fla., Michael of Melbourne, Florida, Ronald of Galeton; a daughter, Daryln Batschelet of Athens; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Don was predeceased by his first wife, Leta and his second wife, Mary. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St. Mansfield on Friday, March 26, from 11 a.m. to noon. Funeral services will follow there Friday at noon with Pastor Chris Schafer officiating. Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 24, 2010

HILL George
Wellsboro Agitator - March 3, 1897
There are now about 100 inmates of the county poor house.  Last Sunday, Mr. George Hill of Clymer died at the institution his age being about 70 years.

HOOSE Edwin L.
Grover – Edwin L. Hoose, 82, of Elmira, NY, formerly of Grover, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at home. He was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Grover. He played the violin for the Bill Butler Orchestra and was a member of the Elmirans. Born May 5, 1918, in Elmira NY, he was son of Dean and Edith Wilcox Hoose. Surviving are a brother, Ken of Deming, NM, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 11 am Friday at Olthof’s, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, with  the Rev. Jack Otto, formerly of the Ecumenical Church of Grover, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 7 to 9 pm Thursday and 10 to 11 am Friday at the funeral home.


HUNTER Euphemia “Effie” Kelts

Syracuse Herald Journal - September 23, 1941

Penn Yan, Sept. 23 - Mrs. Euphemia Hunter Kelts, 75, of Syracuse, died in Soldiers and Sailors Hospital here yesterday morning after an illness of three weeks and two days.  She had been visiting her sister, Mrs. Delos Conley, of 239 1/2 Lake Street in this village.  She is survived by two sons, Russell Kelts, of Denver, Colo., and Raymond Kelts of Syracuse; a daughter, Mrs. Helena Mae Ellison of Syracuse; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Dalley, of Geneva and Mrs. Delos Conley; two brothers, Andrew Hunter of Hammondsport and Charles Hunter of Italy Hill, and one great-granddaughter, Penelope Kelts of Denver.  Funeral services will be held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Delos Conley at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, with the Rev. Clayton Comstock of Clyde officiating.  Burial will be at Italy Hill.   Widow of Guy R. Kelts who is buried in Riverside cemetery in Knoxville probably with his first wife.  


HURLBUTT Teresa King

ELMIRA - Teresa Hurlbutt King, 90, of 1210 W. Water St., formerly of Horseheads, died Sat., Feb. 22, 1997.  She taught school in Tioga PA and retired from the Williamson School District.  King is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.   Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk - Lynch Funeral Home, Mill Street and Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads, on Wednesday from 2 - 4 p.m. and  7 - 8 p.m., where funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours, the Rev. Larry Appenzellar officiating.  Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Pultneyville, N.Y., east of Rochester.  (Born July 30, 1906 – daughter of Asaph Parmenio Hurlbutt and Jane Odle)


Obadiah K. Inscho died last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wm. McCafferty 713 E. Water St. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. McCafferty and Miss Ada Inscho, one son Samuel S. and two brothers, John J. Jackson and Thomas Jackson of San Jose, Calif. (I think the "Jackson" should read "John J. Inscho of Jackson". There was a John J. Inscho living in Jackson, PA at the time, my gggrandfather. Marion Smith From the Elmira Gazette Jan. 10, 1907)


MACK Adelbert

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., March 18, 1896, Pg 2

Brookfield, March 14 – Mr. Adelbert Mack died on the 3d instant at the home of his father-in-law, Peter Bush, after over two years of suffering with diabetes. He was 28 years of age and he leaves a widow and two children.  


MACK Sarah E
Syracuse Herald Journal -  Tuesday, March 11, 1941
Mrs. Sara E. Champlain - Private services for Mrs. Sara E. Champlain of 229 West Adams Street, who died Sunday, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Bert W. Day memorial home.  Bearers, four nephews, will be Arthur Kasson, Paul Champlain, James Mack and Rowe Horton.  Burial will be in Maplegrove Cemetery.    (Note - Cemetery s/b Walnut Grove Cemetery in Onondaga, NY where her husband, William H. Champlain, and she are buried)

James E. Mathews, 88, of Scranton, former clerk in the Tioga County Commissioners' office at Wellsboro and a onetime resident of Mansfield and Osceloa, died Feb. 3, at Scranton and was buried Feb. 5, at Scranton. He served in the Commissioners' office here at the time Thomas Bailey, father of Dr. Harry Bailey was serving on the Commissioners' Board. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Stanley Schooley and Mrs. Charles Seamans, both of Scranton; a brother, John I. Mathews, of Elmira; three grandchildren ; one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

MATHEWS - Faithful Pastor ends Life Work - The Rev. S.F. Mathews died at the home of his son, Charles, in Scranton, PA, August 10. Mr. Mathews was a Baptist minister, formerly well known in the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania and Southern Tier of New York, having held pastorates at Wellsboro, Troy and Athens, PA. He is survived by his widow and three sons, one of whom is a resident of Elmira. - Gray scrapbook clipping, no cemetery listed & undated

Miss Hilda May Matteson, of Galeton and Pvc. Ralph Wesley Crawford of Wellsboro, were united in marriage in the First Presbyterian church at Galeton on July 14. The Rev. Dr. James L. Holliday, pastor of the church performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Matteson, of Galeton. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Crawford, of Wellsboro. The bride wore an ankle-length dress of pink organdy with matching fingertip veil. A single strand of pearls was her only jewelry. Her corsage was of deep pink roses. Miss Alida Stadler, in a lavender gown, attended the bride. Wallace Matteson gave his daughter in marriage. Clifton Wilcox was the best man. Preceding Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" nuptial music was played on the organ by Mrs. Maude Dewey Feig, of Harrisburg, cousin of the bride. "Because" and "At Dawning" were sung by LaVerne Thornton, a student at Alfred University.   Wellsboro Gazette July 26, 1951 submitted by Kelly (Wilcox) Kimball



PROSPERITY -  With deepest regrets, we mourn the passing of Mrs. Elnora Maynard Decker.   Funeral services were held Monday, June 19, 2006 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Irmo/St. Andrews Chapel with interment at Bush River Memorial Gardens.  Memorials may be made to Palmetto Health Hospice, 1400 Pickens St. Columbia, SC 29201.  Mrs. Decker died Thursday, June 15, 2006.  She was born in Hornby, New York on September 8, 1941.  She was the daughter of the late Melvin George Maynard and Hazel Ruth Leonard.   Mrs. Decker is survived by her husband , Robert E. Decker; daughter, Karen Manor  of North Augusta;  sons, Michael Decker of Gaston, SC, Robert Decker Jr. of Prosperity, sisters, Iona Stevens of Corning, NY, Jean (Walt) Tarcza of Myrtle Beach, SC, Ruth Potts of Binghamton, NY, Marion Krevey of Surfside Beach, SC, Ellie (Harold) Austin of Campbell, NY; brother Melvin (Barb) Maynard of Campbell, NY, four grandchildren; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.   (She was the daughter of George Melvin Maynard)



Wellsboro Agitator - June 25, 1903

Mrs. Jane Teachman, widow of Abraham Teachman, formerly of Farmington, died at the home of her son, John Losey, in Charleston, on Sunday, aged 77 years.  She is survived by four sons and three daughters.


PARKHURST - Supreme Court Justice John F. Parkhurst died at his home in Bath, NY, February 21st, after an illness of several weeks. He was born in Wellsboro, February 17, 1843. He was the son of Dr. Curtis Parkhurst and Jane Kasson Parkhurst, and lineal descendant of George Parkhurst, of Watertown, Mass., who came to this country from England in 1635. He received his education in the public schools in Lawrenceville. In 1863 he went to Bath, where he took up the study of law in the office of Judge Guy H. McMaster. He was admitted to the bar in Rochester in 1865, and at once began the practice of his profession. In 1872 he formed a partnership with Judge McMaster, which continued until Judge McMaster's death in 1887. He was an ardent Republican and was prominent in his party councils. He was State committeeman from his district for many years, a member of its executive committee, delegate to the National convention in 1888, delegate at-large to the constitutional convention in 1894, Judge of the court of claims in 1897 and Supreme Court justice in 1901. Judge Parkhurst is survived by his wife, who was a daughter of the late Judge Guy H. McMasters, whom he married July 22, 1886, and by one son, Guy McMaster Parkhurst. He also leaves two brothers, Jay Curtis Parkhurst and Gabriel Harrower Parkhurst, of Bath and three sisters, Mrs. Wilbur W. Fish of Elmira, Mrs. Gabriel Harrower of Lawrenceville, and Mrs. Hugh McFadden of Chicago. - Wellsboro Agitator, 28 February 1906  Buried in Grove Cemetery, Bath, New York


Published in the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania - Tuesday, February 9, 1937, Page 6
Towanda Native Was Head of Old Optical Shops - George Fish Parsons, president of GaNun & Parsons, one of New York's oldest optical shops, died yesterday after a six months illness.  He was 78.  Parsons and Stephen GaNun, who was fatally injured in a train wreck 20 years ago, started their business in 1885, selling spectacles and cameras to the Astors, Vanderbilts and other wealthy families. Former King Prajadhipok of Siam, who came here for a critical eye operations several years ago, bought glasses from Parsons. Parsons was born in Towanda, son of the late Elijah Parsons, editor for 50 years of the Bradford Daily Argus and Pennsylvania's longest active publisher. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Maude Parsons, and two sons, all living in New York, and a sister, Mrs. Frank D. Decker, of Morristown, N. J.   Best wishes for continued success. Claire Moran


Wellsboro Agitator Dec. 24, 1924
Mrs. Edith Partridge McKean, aged 70 years, of Denver, Colorado, a sister of the late Mrs. R. W. Bailey, of Wellsboro, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Florence Knight, at Alliance, Nebraska.  She was the last of the family of Chester and Rachel Partridge and was born in Charleston, Tioga county, PA , May 26, 1854.  Mrs. McKean spent last summer here with her sister.  She was well known throughout Tioga county, where she had a host of friends.


PARTRIDGE - Elmer Lee Partridge, aged 42 years, formerly of Wellsboro, acting U.S. air mail pilot, was killed June 14 [1926], when his plane crashed near Mendotta, Minnesota, during a severe storm. Mr. Partridge was a builder of airplanes, being president of Partridge, Inc., of Ashburn Field. He was substituting for the regular pilot, who was ill. He was the son of Mrs. Jennie Partridge, of Chicago, and was born in Wellsboro. Besides his mother he is survived by his widow; a five-year-old son, Francis; two sisters and two brothers. Mr. Partridge was a nephew of F.B. Wetmore, of Wellsboro. - Wellsboro Agitator, June 30, 1926, p2 


Dec. 11, 1918 - Miss Eva Partridge, formerly of Charleston, died Nov. 25 at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. T. McKean, in Denver, Colorado.  She is survived by one other sister, Mrs. R. W. Bailey, of Wellsboro, with whom she spent some time last summer.  She had a host of friends in this vicinity.


PHILLIPS Earnest Phillips

died Sunday, November 19, 1950, at a nursing home in Bath, after a long illness. He was born in Catlin, Chemung county, December 29, 1875, and was 74 years of age. On December 7, 1898, he married Phebe Grimes, who died in 1941.  They lived in Dundee and vicinity.    He is survived by three sons and two daughters, Orrin Phillips of Glenora, Harvey and Glenn Phillips of Geneva, Mrs. Raymon Jayne of Starkey and Mrs. Albert Barkley of Glenora; 18 grandchildren, and a brother, John Phillips of Beaver Dams. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the Sargent & Oughterson funeral home, with the Rev. Benjamin Disbrow officiating.  Burial was in Hillside cemetery, Dundee.


Wellsboro Agitator - April 26, 1933
The funeral of Mrs. Ella Pierce Haner was held at the Westfield M. E. church Tuesday; burial at Jasper, N.Y.  Mrs. Haner was born November l0, 1852. in Westfieild  Early in life she was married to Samuel R. Haner, who with three daughters and two sons survive: May, wife of Frank Maricle, of Buffalo; Minnie, wife of F. P. Taylor, of Westfield. at whose home she died; Nina, wife of Carl von Nordheim. of Kingston, N. J.; Ray C. of Raton, New Mexico and Floyd C., of Westmoreland, California.


John Rarick died in Chatham, Dec. 19, 1851. Father Rarick was born in Dutchess county, N.Y., June 12, 1777. He expereinced religion the 15th day of January, 1844. Soon afterwards, he joined the M.E. Church, in the town of Wayne, Steuben county, N,.Y., under brother Bacon's labors. He was always faithful in the discharge of his duty as a Christian, in his family and in the Church, and in meetings his seat was never found unoccupied, when he was able to attend. He suffered much in body, for the last eight months. During all of his affliction, he was resigned to his lot, and towards the last, he was anxiously looking for the hour that should release him from earth and land him in heaven, his long-sought rest.  R. Macomber. Little Marsh, Pa. January 1852.  From the Auburn Christian Advocate, date ambiguous


REEDER – Miss Sophia Reeder, of Antrim, who went to Richmond, Va., about three weeks ago to wed Mr. Rowan Ruder, died in the pesthouse of smallpox. All arrangements had been made for the wedding, Miss Reeder going to Richmond for the ceremony in order to save expense. She was taken sick in the boarding house of her affianced and there it was discovered that she had smallpox. The young man nursed her faithfully and never left her bedside as long as she remained in the house. The doctors had her taken to the city hospital and from there to the pesthouse, five miles out of the city. On the third night after her arrival at the pesthouse she was walking about the room at twenty minutes before midnight, and before lying down she asked for a priest. At midnight she was dead. Miss Reeder was in domestic service in this borough for a time. She was a sister of Miss Mary Reeder, who was also a resident of this borough for a year of two. She was an excellent young woman. – Wellsboro Agitator, 10 December 1902


REESE Robert "Bob"
Robert D. “Bob” Reese, 73, of Ralston, Pa., died
Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, from a heart attack which resulted in a motor vehicle accident on Route 15, Lycoming County. Bob was born on April 13, 1925, in Lock Haven, Pa. He was a son of the late Frank and Dorothy Hennessy Reese. Bob was employed by Textron (Avco Lycoming) for 37 years until his retirement in 1987. On May 3, 1952, he married the former Florence Starr in Ralston St. Aloysius Church. Bob was an avid walker and sports enthusiast. He was a member of the St. Aloysius Church and the Ralston Fire Co. Station No. 17 and was instrumental in organizing Ralston's Little League and Boy Scouts. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Florence; his children and their spouses, Steven K. Reese of Madison, Wis., Gail and John Orr of Ralston, David and Steva Reese of High Springs, Fla., Charles I. Reese of Blossburg, Pa., Gladys and Jay Perry of Canton. Michele S. Reese and her special friend, Larry Moltedo, both of Gainesville, Fla., Michael S. Reese of Hazleton, Pa., and A. Michele Reese of Ralston; nine grandchildren, Kermit and Clayton Reese, Angela and Breana Orr, Daniel, Ashly and Christopher Reese, and Erin and Evan Perry; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law and sister-in-law.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Reese was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 am Monday, Aug. 10, 1998, at the St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Ralston. The funeral liturgy will immediately follow at 11 am at the church, with his pastor, Father Bert S. Kozen, serving as celebrant. Interment will be held in the Ralston Cemetery. The family will provide flowers and suggests that memorials may be directed to the St. Aloysius Catholic Church, /o Dan Clark, PO Box 10, Ralston, Pa. 17763, or the Ralston Fire Company, PO Box 1, Ralston, Pa. 17763, in Mr. Reese's memory. Arrangements are by the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton.

ROBBINS Bernard S. Robbins, 85
Bernard S. (Dick) Robbins, age 85, of Hillsgrove, Pa., died
Thursday, Aug. 29, 1996, at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda. Bernard was born Jan. 30, 1911, in Maston, Lycoming County, son of the late Jasper and Almira Walker Robbins and moved to Hillsgrove at an early age. He graduated from the Hillsgrove High School in 1929 and married the former Aldis McCarty of Estella on Nov. 30, 1929. Aldis predeceased him on July 6, 1976. Bernard worked as the forest ranger in Hillsgrove and later was employed as a truck driver for Halls Motor Trucking Co. of Williamsport. He then began a long career with the International Furniture Co. of Williamsport, form which he retired in 1976. He was an active member of the Hillsgrove Volunteer ire Co. Surviving are: three sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce A. and Shirley Robbins, Parkesberg, Pa., Richard L (Rich) and Mary B. Robbins, Williamsport, Pa., and Stanley K. and Naomi Robbins, Hillsgrove, Pa; five daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia (Patsy) Woodley, Hillsgrove, Margaret (Peggy) and Dean Rosbach, Hillsgrove, Janice and Robert Mingle, Muncy, Pa., Myra and Robert Evans, Oxford, Ohio, and Sandra and Frank Gavitt, Williamsport, Pa.; daughter-in-law, Catherine B. Robbins, Dushore; brother and sister-in-law, Theron and Edna Robbins, Kinsman, Ohio; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Laura M. and Edward Koernig, Wayne, Pa., Letha Tomlin, Chambersburg, Pa., Shirley Sullivan, Ithaca, NY, and Mary Jane and Walter Saxe, Dayton, Ohio; 30 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Myra L. and daughter, Joyce R. Robbins, in 1972 and a son, Theron Dean Robbins, in 1991. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1996, at 1 pm at the Hillsgrove United Methodist Church, with the Rev. David Hart, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. The family will provide the flowers and requests that memorials be given to the Hillsgrove Volunteer Fire Co. Hillsgrove, Pa. 18619.

ROBBINS Bernard “Dick”
Bernard S. (Dick) Robbins, age 85, of Hillsgrove, Pa., died
Thursday, Aug. 29, 1996, at the Memorial Hospital, Towanda. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1996, at 1 p.m. At the Hillsgrove United Methodist Church, with the Rev. David Hart, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, Pa. The family will provide the flowers and requests that memorials be given to the Hillsgrove Volunteer Fire Co., Hillsgrove, Pa. 18619.

ROBBINS Emmett S. Robbins
Emmett S. (Pete) Robbins, 72, of Hillsgrove, a native of Masden, a former lumbering village in Lycoming County near the Sullivan County line, died Monday, June 2, 1986, in Divine Providence Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born March 22, 1914, he was a son of Jasper and Almira Jackson Robbins. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served as a military policeman during the Nuremberg Trials. He was a retired employee of Radiant Steel Co., Williamsport. Mr. Robbins was a member of American Legion Post 103, Montoursville, and a life member of Hillsgrove Fire Co. and Ambulance Assn. He and his wife, the former Alethea Starr, observed their 45th wedding anniversary March 23. Surviving, besides his wife, are a stepson, William V. Grafius, of Moultree, Ga.; two brothers, Bernard, of Hillsgrove, and Theron, of Jasper, Fla.; five sisters, Mrs. Laura Koernig, of Philadelphia; Mrs. Letha Tomlin, of Walnut, Calif., Mrs. Mary Jane Saxe, of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Shirley Sullivan, of Ithaca, NY, and Mrs. Marjorie Cott, of Williamsport, four grandchildren and two great-grandsons. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hillsgrove Cemetery with the Rev. Nannie Dubbs, pastor of Hillsgrove United Methodist Church, officiating. There will be no visitation. The family will provide flowers.

ROBBINS Marjorie Robbins Cott
Marjorie Robbins Cott, 74, of 798 W. Edwin St., died Friday, Oct 27, 1995, at Leader Nursing Center North. She worked as a bookkeeper and retired from the Shop-Vac Corporation. She had worked for several years at the Ford Agency in Canton. A former member of Canton Presbyterian Church, she was a member of the Canton Moose Club. She was noted for her role as Granny in local mock weddings. Born Sept. 1, 1921, at Masten, she was a daughter of Jasper and Almyra Walker Robbins. Surviving are a son, Allen Dougherty of South Williamsport; a daughter, Gee Gee White of Philadelphia; two brothers, Bernard (Dick) Robbins of Hillsgrove and Theron Robbins of Jamestown; four sisters, Laura Koerning of Media, Letha Tomlin of Chambersburg, Shirley Sullivan of Ithaca, NY, and Mary Jane Saxe of Dayton, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Richard W. Smith, Kelly A. White, and Maggy White, all of Philadelphia. The funeral will be at 10 am Tuesday at Noll's, 1 E. Central Ave., South Williamsport. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 to 10 am Tuesday.

ROOT - M. Marie Root Haus Babcock of Litchfield Pa, formerly of Nichols and Owego, N.Y. died
Monday, March 22, 2010. Born in Owego, N.Y. on Feb. 9, 1920, she was the daughter of Ford and Mabel, (MacGillivray) Root. An avid book and doll collector, Marie enjoyed buying and selling antiques and real estate. She was an advocate for all animals and helped to start Stray Haven and contributed to Happy Tails. Marie was also a long time, active member of the Tioga County Republican Committee; the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No.175, Nichols; the Nichols American Legion Auxiliary; Friends of the Library; and Nichols Ro-ki Club. Marie was the beloved mother of Joyce M. Haus Harvey (Don Merrill) of Litchfield, Pa. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren Holly Harvey (Greg Pollock) of Litchfield; Charade (Joseph) Kittle of Litchfield; Lisa Harvey of Litchfield; and Harry, (Linda) V. Harvey, III of Nichols; many great grand children and great, great grandchildren; brother Richard, (Beatrice) Root of Santa Rosa, Calif.; sister Patricia Root Stevens of Owego and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Raymond Gary Haus; her husband, Jacque M. Babcock; sister Irene Torrey; and brother, Millard (Nick), Root; son-in-law, Harry V. Harvey, II. Private services were held Thursday, March 25, 2010 at Suftin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols with Pastor Dan Martin, officiating. Interment followed in the Tioga Cemetery in Owego. Those who wish to make memorial contributions may do so to either Happy Tails No Kill Animal Shelter, Inc., PO Box 68, Towanda, PA 18848 or Guthrie Hospice, Tomahawk Road, Towanda, PA 18848. - Sayre Morning Times, Mar.26.2010

RUDE Ruth Maria "Marie"
The Agitator - 22 Feb 1922
Ruth Maria Thomas Allen died at her home in South Troupsburg, N. Y., Feb. 8, 1922, after a brief illness caused by a broken hip. She was born Jan. 28, 1841, in Brookfield. She was married to Ezekiel Thomas June 2, 1861. To them were born ten children, five of whom are living -- Mrs. May J. Teril, of Addison; Edwin F. Thomas, of Westfield; Lafayette D. Thomas, of Tuscarora Hill, N. Y.; William E. Thomas, of Lawrenceville; Mrs. Rosetta M. Pickett, of Troupsburg. She is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Lydia Potter, widow of Eli Potter of Cook Hollow, N. Y.; Mrs. Margann Hollcomb, of Westfield, and Mrs. Aseneth Plank, widow of George Plank; also by two brothers, Isaac Rude, of Potterbrook, and Henry Rude, of the west. After the death of Ezekiel Thomas she married Belotus Allen, August 2, 1893, who died later.

SAYMEN - Roy E. Sayman, 61, of Wyalusing, R.D. 3, Herrick twp, died
at his home Wednsday evening, October 12, 1977 following a brief illness. Born in Dushore, the family moved to Endicott when he was very young. Ill health forced his retirement from the Universal Instrument Co in 1976, following 26 years employment with the firm. Survivors include his wife, the former Agnes Casselbury; four daughters, Mrs David (Ruth) Beavers of Montrose, Mrs. Robert (Linda) Davis of Kirkwood NY, Donna Griswald of Wyalusing, and Cindy Sayman of New Milford; 11 grandchildren, one sister, Maude Woodward and brother Russell Sayman, both of Maine, NY. ~ Wyalusing Rocket Courier


SHUMWAY - Mr. Hiram Shumway, a native of Charleston in this county, died February 10th at his home in Genoa, Wisconsin, aged nearly 78 years. The funeral was held on the 12th instant. He was a brother of William P. Shumway, who is now the only survivor of the family and who still resides on the historic homestead on Shumway hill in Charleston - the farm which was cleared by his grandfather, Peter Shumway, the pioneer and Revolutionary soldier, who came here in 1805 from Massachusetts. Hiram Shumway was born in this farm July 18, 1828, being the youngest of the family of five sons of Sleeman Shumway, who was the only son of Peter Shumway. Hiram left here a good many years ago for the West. He was an excellent citizen and was highly esteemed in the community where he resided so many years. - Wellsboro Agitator, 28 February 1906


SLOCUM Enola M Satkowski

Age 70, of Arapho Dr., Thousand Oaks, CA, formerly of Wellsboro, PA; Monday, December 16, 1991 at the Los Robies Hospital, Thousand Oaks, CA after a short illness.  She was born March 27, 1921 at Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Benjamin & Ella Slocum.  She lived in the California area for five years.  She retired from the Corning Glass Works, Wellsboro Division, after twenty-eight years of service.  She is survived by a loving companion, Raymond Stickler, Thousand Oaks, CA; two daughters and sons--in-law, Julia and John Redell RD#3 Wellsboro, PA, Deloris & Peter Leurs, Westlake Village, CA; 2 sisters Cora Cass, Elkland and Clara Inglalls , Corning, NY; three brothers , Thomas B. Slocum, Elkland, PA, Richard Slocum , Big Flats, NY; and DeFrance Slocum, Bensalem, PA; two grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.


SMITH Andrew Lee
Daily Messenger (Canandaigua, New York) - Friday, January 15, 1960
Gorham - Andrew Lee Smith, two months old son of Lewis and Mary Bost Smith, of Jordan, formerly of Gorham, died in Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, Thursday.  Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers and a sister; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Smith, Geneva, and Mr. and Mrs. David Bost, Castle Road, Geneva; and his great grandmother, Mrs. Emma Billings, Millport.  Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Crisfield Funeral Home in Gorham where funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Harvey Griffith. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Oaks Corners.

Wellsboro Agitator - November 29, 1962
Mrs. Maude Warfle, 81, wife of the late Parley Warfle and mother of' the late Irving Warfle, died Wednesday morning at VanZile Home for Aging, Cowanesque, Pa., where she had been a patient for six years. She was born in Tuscarora Township, October 13, 1881, the daughter of Henry and Maria Orr Smith. She married Purley Warfle, September 3, 1904 in Borden. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs Ralph O'Bryan, Nelson, Pa.; four grandchildren, Hugh M. Warfle of Buffalo, Robert Warfle of Pease Air .Force Base. Joan Buddie of Elmira, and Roderick O'Bryan of Nelson; two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:30 p m. at Ackerson Funeral Home. The Rev. Frank Russell officiated. Burial was in Addison Rural Cemetery. Bearers were: Rulef Hovey, Harold Hovey, Richard Hovey, Leland Housel, Leonard Housel, and Robert Housel.

SMITH -  Othel E. (Sally Orshaw) Metzloff, age 92, long time resident of the Valley died
Thursday, March 25, 2010 at Elderwood Nursing Facility. Sally was born January 17, 1918 in North Tonawanda, NY, daughter of Louis and Mary Elizabeth Smith. A Valley resident for over fifty years Sally was a beautiful lady and wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who was much beloved by her family and friends. She gave of herself to her family in many ways and was respected by all who came to know and love her. She enjoyed being a home maker, raising her children and spending quality time with her grandchildren. Sally enjoyed volunteering her time and effort to help others with delivering Meals On Wheels and serving as a teachers aide for the Athens School District. She was predeceased by her husbands Larry Orshaw and Norman Metzloff as well as her son, Sonny Orshaw. She is survived by her children Patrick (Barb) Orshaw, Timothy Orshaw, Patricia Wilkinson and Cindy (Roger) Lowry, ten grandchidren and twelve great-grandchildren. A private celebration of her life will be held by her family. A donation in remembrance of Sally may be made to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790. The family wishes to extend an expression of gratitude to Rhonda Madtes and staff at Assisted Living at Elderwood as well as her caregiver, Dawn, and roomate, Phyllis, at Elderwood Nursing Facility. Funeral arrangements are by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York. - Sayre Morning Times, Mar.27.2010

STARR Althea F Robbins
Mrs. Althea F Robbins, 77 of Hillsgrove, died Sunday, Jan 16, 1994, in Leader Nursing Center North, following an extended illness. She was a sister of city residents. Her husband, Emmett Robbins, died in 1986. She was a member of the Hillsgrove Fire Co., Ladies Axillary, and the Hillsgrove Cemetery Association. She was a member of Hillsgrove United Methodist Church. She was an avid seamstress and quilter.  Born on Feb 11, 1916, in Hillsgrove, she was a daughter of Clyde Raymond and Emily Maud Yeagle Starr. Surviving are a brother, Clair Starr, of Williamsport; two sisters, Ruth Bittner, of Williamsport, and Eunice Boyles, of Hillsgrove; a grandson, three granddaughters and five great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 8 pm Wednesday at McHenry's, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, with the Rev. James Lewis, her pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Hillsgrove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 8 pm Wednesday.

STORRS Errol R Storrs
Errol Robert Storrs, 59, Spotsylvania, VA died
unexpectedly, April 1, 2002. Born in Washington, D.C., January 24, 1943, he is survived by his mother, Virginia Palmer, Bel Air, MD and his father Lynn Storrs, Mississippi. Both mother and father grew up in Canton. He leaves his brother Major Rodric Storrs, Orford, MS and sisters, Marilyn Roussey; Janice Jarvis; Julie Phillips, Bel Air, MD and aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. Errol was predeceased by his beloved grandparents, Ethel and Roy Palmer and his aunt Doris Holcombe. He spent many summers with them in Canton. After graduation from DuVal high school. He served in the First Division in Viet Nam. When he returned he became a Sergeant in the United States Capital Police for 25 years. He was a member of Landover Hills Baptist Church, Landover Hills, MD and was an avid collector of antiques.  Services were held in the Fredericksburg Chapel by Reverend Jack Marcum, April 8, 2002. The funeral procession was escorted by the United States Capitol Police from Fredericksburg to Quantico, VA. They also served as pall bearers and formed the  honor guard.  The United States Military was the Color Guard and presented the United States flag to Errol's mother. Mr. Storrs was laid to rest in the Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, VA

Ed Swingle, Atlanta, GA, formerly of Canton, PA, died January 4, 2002 when the twin-engine Canadair jet he was in exploded on take-off from Birmingham International Airport, England. He was returning home from a business meeting with his European colleagues. Born in Canton, September 5, 1941, he was the son of John and Helen Swingle and a Canton High School and Penn State graduate. Mr. Swingle was a senior vice president of Agco Corp., based in Duluth, GA. Surviving are his wife, Kitty, at home; daughter and son-in-law, Amber and Jim Eidson; granddaughter, Katelynn; and mother Helen, Canton; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Pauline Swingle, Canton

SWINGLE Edward - Former Canton resident dies in January plane crash
By Shelagh Manning (570) 265-1641 - The Daily Sunday Review
The Jan. 4 crash of a private corporate plane at Birmingham International Airport in Birmingham, England, claimed the life of 60 year old Canton native Edward Swingle. Swingle, the senior vice president of the Georgia-based global agricultural equipment company, AGCO Corp., was a passenger aboard a private twin-engine jet that crashed on takeoff at B.I.A. around noon British Standard Time, en route to the United States. The plane’s other occupants, consisting of the three-man flight crew and AGCO president Timothy Vandervort, were also killed in the crash. Swingle’s plane is reported to have clipped a wing on the ground during takeoff, resulting in the crash and an explosion. Swingle grew up on the family farm in Beech Flats, Canton township, and was a 1959 graduate of Canton High School. He attended Penn State University, graduating with an associate’s degree in farm sales and service, and completed an advanced management course at Harvard University in 1980. During his college years, Swingle was employed by the Harvey Corson Allis Chalmers dealership in Muncy, and in 1963, he married the former Kitty McCarty of Forksville, the couple had one child, daughter, Amber. Swingle worked for the Allis Chalmers Co. from 1963 until it was purchased by AGCO in 1990. Swingle was a territorial manager for Allis Chalmers for the Long Island and New Jersey areas from 1963 to 1973, then began to rise through several management positions, including marketing manager for parts, marketing manager for implements, eastern general sales manager and western general sale manager. Swingle was appointed to the position of vice president for parts, sales, marketing, and special projects at Allis Chalmers in 1989, and served in that capacity until 1999. In June 1999, Swingle was appointed senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for AGCO. Swingle’s brother, Bill still lives in the family’s Beech Flats home. “About the time Ed was born, our dad bought an Allis Chalmers tractor with a set of plows by trading a team of horses and $700,” Bill said. “We lived here. This was a 90-acre dairy farm then, and it was obvious as Ed grew up that he showed a lot more interest in the farm machinery than he did the cows.” Bill Swingle said that, while a very young boy, his brother Ed had completed and mailed an employment form to the Allis Chalmers Co. without his parent’s knowledge. The company sent a representative to interview the young would-be employee.  :They had come to interview him for a job,” Bill Swingle said, “but they were really surprised to find out Ed was only in the fourth grade. But that’s how intelligent and informed Ed was. He was determined to work in the farm machinery business even then.” AGCO Corp. was formed in1990 when it acquired the Allis Chalmers Co. from Deutz-Allis. AGCO designs, manufactures, and distributes AGCO-Allis, Massey Ferguson, and Fendt tractors, GLEANER combines, and 14 other well-known lines of farm equipment in 147 countries. Its most recent acquisition is purchase of design, assembly, and marketing rights to the Caterpillar Challenger line of high tech farm tractors. AGCO realizes more than $3.2 billion in annual revenues.

Wellsboro Gazette - May 4, 1977
Mrs. Andrew VanOrsdale (Lena) age 72 of Troupsburg NY died April 23 at St James Hospital in Hornell, N Y She was born in Nelson on November 15,1904.
Besides her husband she is survived by four daughters, Mrs.Clarence Prutsman (Betty) and Jeanette VanOrsdale both of Troupsburg NY, Mrs. William White
(Anna) of Greenwood, NY, Mrs. Clair Lewis (Beverly) of Jasper, NY, one son Jonas VanOrsdale of Elkland, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Nellie J Wright of Wellsboro, Mrs. Gertrude Kirk of Lindley, NY, Mrs. Florence Gage of Addison, NY, one brother, Guy Thomas, of Addison NY.
Funeral services were held at the Troupsburg United Methodist Church on April 26th with Rev Dorr Harrington and Rev Burdette Fuller officiating. Burial in Mt
Hope Cemetery at Troupsburg, NY. Arrangements by H P Smith Funeral Home in Woodhull NY.

TILBURG - Leta T. Heath, 67, of Mainesburg, died suddenly Friday, Dec. 23, 1988. Born May 12, 1925, in Belfast, NY, she was a daughter of Hiram and Lucy Baker Tilburg. She was a member of the Loyal Order of the Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge #291, Past Noble Grand, secretary of the LOS, past district deputy of Potter County, and a member of the union at Mansfield University. Mrs. Heath was a retired custodial at Mansfield University. Surviving are her husband, Donald Heath, three sons, James E. Health of Ft. Meade, Maryland; Michael A. Heath of Joliet, Ill.; and Ronald B. Heath of Galeton; one daughter, Darlyn Batschelet of Sayre and six grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 27 at the Brown Funeral Home, Galeton, with the Rev. Robert E. Stump officiating. Burial was made in the West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 28, 1988

WARFLE Irving Stanley
Wellsboro Agitator - July 12, 1962
Irving Stanley Warfie, 56, of 16 Woodland Avenue, Wellsboro, died suddenly Thursday, July 5, 1962. Mrs. Warfle found her husband in a bedroom of their home, when she arrived there at noon Thursday to prepare lunch. Dr. William Bachman was summoned and pronounced Mr. Warfle dead. Mr. Warfle had been employed
by the Taynton Trucking Company here. He was born September 4, 1905, in Kent, N. Y., the son of Purley and Maude Smith Warfle. He was a member of lhe First Methodist Church of Wellsboro, Ossea Lodge 317 F & AM, Coudersport Consistory, Irem Shrine Temple and the Tioga County Shrine Club.  He is survived by his wife, Nellie Thomas Warfle; two sons, Hugh M. of Buffalo and Robert H of Wellsboro; his mother, Mrs. Maude Warfle, of Cowanesque; a sister, Mrs. Ardis O'Bryan of Nelson and two grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday in the funeral home at 139 Main Street, the Rev. Erwin D. Bennett officiating. Burial was in Addison, N. Y. Rural Cemetery. A Masonic service was conducted by Ossea Lodge Saturday evening in thc funeral home. Burial in Addison Rural Cemetery.

Wellsboro Gazette - December 30, 1937
Purley Warfle. 59, Osceola, died Thursday at the home of his son, Irving.  Mr. Warfle was born in Osceola, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Warfle, but most of his life had been spent in Tuscarora Hill, N.Y.  Survivors include his widow; one son, Irving and a grandson, Hugh, all of Osceola, and a daughter, Addis, of Troupsburg.
Burial in Addison Rural Cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator - March 14, 1963
Mrs. Edward L. Husted, 79 of Corning died March 6th at an out of town hospital. She was the widow of Edward L. Husted, whom she married in 1900 and who died in 1958.  Mrs. Husted was born July 15th, 1883 at Wellsboro to Seth and Frances Dorr Warren. She was a resident o f t h e local area most of her life and was a member of the Grace Methodist Church at Corning.  She is survived by: daughters, Miss Dorothy Husted at home and Mrs. David Smith of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Robert Hale of, Corning; Mrs. Ansel Towner of Gang Mills; Mrs. Frances Faulkner of Campbell and Mrs. Lee Williams of Addison; brother, Seth Warren of Painted Post.


Wellsboro Gazette – April 29, 1992

Harold Westlake, 85, formerly of Wellsboro, and Evanston, ILL., died Friday, April 24,1992, at the Founders Pavilion, where he had resided for the past several months. Born Sept. 14,1906, at Lake Linden, Mich., he was the son of Will and Etta Paul Westlake. He married Donna Barnes Aug. 27, 1935, in Northport, Mich., and moved to Corning, N.Y., in 1991, from Wellsboro, where they had resided since 1980. He received his A.B. and M.A. from Eastern Michigan University and a Ph.D from the University of Michigan in 1938. . He was professor emeritus, Northwestern University, a noted pioneer, researcher and lecturer in the field of communicative disorders. For 18 of his 28 years prior to retirement from the faculty of Northwestern University, he chaired the department of communicative disorders. He authored several prominent publications including two definitive works "Speech Therapy for the Cerebral Palsied" and "Cleft Palate." In 1952, he served as president of the American Speech and Hearing Association, and in 1966, he received its Honors of the Association, the association's highest award. He was professionally associated with the Easter Seal Society, Academy of Cerebral Palsy, and the Academy of Otolaryngology. During his career, he also taught at Penn State University, the University of North Carolina, Western Carolina University and guest lectured through the country. Surviving besides his wife, of Corning, are two daughters, Grace Lubold, of Corning, and Mary Jane Katz, of Seattle, Wash.; one sister, Grace Laich, of Detroit, Mich.; two brothers, Gordon, of San Francisco, Calif., and John, of Detroit; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. No calling hours are scheduled. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Phillips Funeral Home Inc., Corning. Memorial donations may be made to the Green Free Library, Wellsboro, or the charity of one's choice.


WHIPPLE – Raymond Whipple, 18 years old, of Milan, Bradford county, drowned shortly after midnight Saturday morning when the motorboat in which he and five companions were riding turned over in the Susquehanna river near Indian Head cottage, a short distance north of Towanda. Whipple was one of a party of young folks who had attended a marshmallow roast at the Indian Head cottage. A half dozen of the party went for a ride in the motor boat. Those in the boat became crowded too near the bow, according to Frances Mills, one of the occupants, and the water began to splash over. Suddenly the boat began to sink and before anything could be done it had gone under and turned over. Whipple was assisting Miss Naomi Mills, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Silas Mills, of Towanda, and when they were nearly to shore he remarked: “I guess you’re safe now. Can you make it in?” She replied in the affirmative and went on. Upon reaching shore she looked for her companion, but he was nowhere to be found. The last seen of him was when he spoke to her. This is the second time that tragedy has entered the life of the Whipple family this year. On the night of March 27 Raymond Whipple and his brother, Leland, were riding in the car which collided near Milan with the motorcycle on which Malcolm and William Crandall, of Towanda, were riding. The two Towanda boys died a few days later at the Packer Hospital in Sayre. – Wellsboro Agitator, September 3, 1924


Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, March 10, 1920
Mrs. Sidney Whipple Ward, died February 26, at the family home in Trumansburg, N. Y., aged 47 years. She is survived by her husband, F. A. Ward; seven daughters, Mrs. J. C. VanDyne, of Ithaca; Mrs. Almon Leonard, of Elmira; Mrs. George Hollister, of Trumansburg; Mrs. Burton Nelson, of Liberty, Pa.; Misses Vera and Gladys, at home; also & son, James, at home. George Whipple, the father of Mrs. Ward died about three weeks ago.

WHITING - Mrs. Sadie Rennie, 63, wife of William Rennie, Sr., of Blossburg, died unexpectedly at 10 p.m. Thursday, August 20, 1959, at the Blossburg Hospital. Death was attributed to a heart attack suffered about 2 p.m. at her home. Mrs. Rennie had been a patient at the hospital until a week ago after suffering a fractured leg in a fall last June 25. She and her husband, a custodian at the North Penn High School for 23 years, had planned to move to Florida at the end of this month, upon his retirement. She was born in Covington Twp. the daughter of Delos and Stella Moore Whiting. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blossburg. Mrs. Rennie had been vice president of the William B. Wilson American Legion Post. Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, Mrs. Stanley Brown Sr., Bath, NY; Mrs. Dalla Stewart, Corning, NY; Mrs. Richard Matreski, Blossburg; two sons, Carlton, Mansfield; Thomas, Lakeland, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Frank Schauers, Bradford, Vt.; a brother, Delos Whiting, Wellsboro; and nine grandchildren. Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Maurice Entwisle; Fairview Cemetery, Painted Post. - Mansfield Advertiser, August 1959



Mrs. Horace Kelts, of Knoxville, who has been ill for some time at the home of her son, Frank, P. Wagner, of Ulysses, died Wednesday. Mrs. Kelts was about 79 years of age and had lived many years in Ulysses, where she was greatly respected. The funeral was held Friday, at 11 o'clock, in the M. E. church, of which she was a member. She is survived by her husband and two sons, Frank P. Wagner, of Ulysses, and O. M. Wagner, of Coudersport. Interment in the Ulysses cemetery.     (Ulysses Cemetery records at Painted Hills -  KELTS, Maria (Woodcock) Wagner. Spouse of ? Wagner/ Horace. Born 9-03-1833, died 2-08-1911 - Wed Horace Kelts 11-1905.)


Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., November 15, 1939, Pg 2
Charles W. Woodhouse, aged 77 years, of Galeton, died Nov. 5. He was born at Cedar Run, Lycoming County, PA, Aug. 28, 1862, son of Rodney Royce and Elvira Libby Woodhouse. On Sept. 15, 1885, he married Miss Ada Dodge, of Ansonia. Following their marriage, Mr. Woodhouse was a lumber foreman for many years and the family resided at Marshcreek, then three years in Wellsboro, later at Abbot and five years in Cross Fork before removing to Galeton in 1902, his first work in Galeton being on the log train. Later he obtained work as foreman at the B & S Railroad shops. For a number of years, he conducted a draying business. When the loyal Order of Moose was orgainized in Galeton, Dec. 6, 1911, Mr. Woodhouse became a charter member and continued that membership. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Men's Bethel Bible Class. On Sept. 15 Mr. and Mrs. Woodhouse observed their 54th wedding anniversary. The survivors are: his widow, four daughters, Mrs.Walter J. Reinwald, of Galeton; Mrs. John H. Havens and Mrs..Donald Fee of Coudersport; Mrs. Frank Lamont of Olean; one son, Royce Woodhouse of Odin; 14 grandchildren and one great granddaughter, Eileen Eberenz, of Corning, and two nieces, Mr. Joseph Gartland of Washington, DC and Mrs. Ray Ballard of Elmira. Funeral services were held Wednesday; burial in Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport.

ZEIGLER James L. Zeigler
James Lee Zeigler, aged 41 years, of Roaring Branch R.D., died Sunday, Nov. 25, at his home after several month’s illness. He was a member of the Langdon Lodge No. 961, I.O.O.F., at Ralston. Survivors are five brothers, Fred and Brady, of Roaring Branch R.D., Albert and John, of Ralston, and Walter, of Proctor, and four sisters, Mrs. Maude Henry, of Trout Run; Anna, of Ralston; Mrs. Nell Richter, of Roaring Branch, and Stella, of Roaring Branch R. D. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 28.

? Mrs. C.A. Belknap
Dean Belknap's Mother Dies - Dr. Arthur T. Belknap, dean of instruction at the Mansfield State Teachers College, received word Tuesday evening of the death of his mother, Mrs. C.A. Belknap, which occurred that evening at West Framingham, Mass. Dr. & Mrs. Belknap left this morning for West Framingham, where the funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Belknap has spent much of her time for the past few years in Mansfield, where she has made many friends. - Gray scrapbook, written on clipping Aug. 26, 1936


? Mrs. Grace B. Gough of Lindley, NY, died Monday evening April 5, 1954 at Bath Memorial Hospital. She was 62 years of age. She was born June 13, 1892 in Lovetsville, VA. Survivors include her husband, Theodore; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Frye and two nieces, Mrs. Irene Wilson and Mrs. Helen Edenhart, all of Lovetsville, VA. The funeral will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the John DeWolfe residence in Lawrenceville. The Rev. Carl Eliason, pastor of the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Corning, NY will officiate and burial will be made in Lindley Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, April 8, 1954, p7 

? Drusilla WALES
Wellsboro Agitator - January 2, 1901
WALES - In Delmar, Pa., December 19,1900, of blood poisoning, Mrs. Drusilla Wales, aged 65 years.

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