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SMITH SMITH—In Richmond, Jan. 6, 1897, to Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Smith, a son.
SMITH SMITH—Jan. 20th in Richmond, to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Smith, a boy.
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SMITH “Uncle John” Smith, as he was called, died Saturday afternoon. He was 89 years old and respected. He leaves an aged widow, a son and daughter.
SMITH SMITH FAMILY REUNION - A reunion of the descendants of Joshua Smith at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Orson Williams, near Elk Run, last week, was notable for the large attendance and the unqualifiedly good time which all had. Besides the always-pleasurable renewal of kindred ties, there was music, a history or record of the family by Miss Jesse Borden, of this boro, a recitation or two by Mr. Bert Richmond, and a splendid address by the Rev. Mr. Shugg. All left feeling that it is good to be related to that branch of the numerous Smith clan.
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SMITH FROST—At her home in Rutland, Jan 26 1894, Frances, wife of John Frost and daughter of Sanford Smith, aged about 27 years.
SMITH The residence of Ira Smith, at Elk Run, burned on Tuesday, the 20th inst. Most of the contents were burned. There was no insurance and the loss falls heavily on Mr. Smith. It was reported he had $1,800 insurance, but it was a mistake. The friends of Mr. Smith are trying to help him in putting up a new house, by donating money, lumber, shingles or anything that will go towards building a house.
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SMITH DR. A. T. SMITH died IN WEST CHESTER Dr. Andrew Thomas Smith, for several years principal of the Mansfield State Normal School, died at his home in West Chester, Pa., February I, where he had held the position of principal of the West Chester State Normal School for the past eight years. He had been ill since last October and because of illness had resigned his position. Following his resignation resolutions stating Dr. Smith’s worth were adopted by the board of trustees, the faculty and the student body, and were published in the college paper. Dr. Andrew Thomas Smith spent his ?(unreadable) days in and about Norristown, Pa., attending the public schools of that town, and later went to West Chester, where he was graduated from the State Normal School in1881?(not sure of the date). He was president of his class, which contained 21 members, and also had prominent parts in the Commencement program. From there he went to Chester Springs Soldier’s Orphan School, where he remained a year and a half, the greater part of that time acting as principal. Being called to West Chester, he taught fourteen years, and during nine years of that time was vice-principal. He filled the Chair of History of Education and Psychology and Methods. For half a year in 1898-9, he was acting-principal while Dr. George Morris Phillips was in Europe. In the summer of 1899 he was called to the principalship of the Mansfield State Normal School, where he remained fourteen years, going thence to Clarion to fill a similar position, but remaining only six months because he was summoned to Detroit to become principal of the Educational Department of the Thomas Normal Training School, remaining there until 1915, when he returned to West Chester. On leaving Clarion he was asked to name his successor and did so, this indicating the confidence placed in him by the board of trustees. All his life he has done much lecturing. Until recently he had gone on a tour every summer, speaking to large institutes, summer schools, and popular audiences. Some of these tours took him as far west as the Pacific coast. He held the degrees of M. A. from Lafayette College, and Ph. D. from the New York University. Dr. Smith married Miss Elizabeth F. Ogden, of Cape May Court House, NJ. , who survives him. Nearly a thousand students in solemn mien filed past the bier of their former leader, who lay in state in the Phillips Memorial Library at the State College. Assembling in the auditorium of the building the students walked up the main aisle to the stairway which leads to the lobby adjoining the private library on the second floor of the south wing of the building. Upon entering the library the students proceeded in single file along the right side of the room to the spot where the casket lay banked with ferns, at the east end of the library. Before the casket lay a beautiful blanket of roses, given by the faculty of the college in tribute to their former principal. Dr. Smith was here over fourteen years, and was well like by all. The students were fond of him, although they sometimes thought he was strict. He had a free-hearted and genial nature, and unlike many teachers, he had the confidence of most of his pupils while here in Mansfield. He was a man of strict and intense integrity, and he lived a life that was above reproach. Dr. Andrew Thomas Smith was truly a great man.
SMITH DEATH OF J. WESLEY SMITH The death of J. Wesley Smith occurred at his home in Rutland, on Thursday last, after a lingering illness of nine weeks. It will be remembered Mr. Smith was injured in a barn raising, an account of which appeared in the Advertiser at the time. For a time his symptoms were, in a degree, favorable to his recovery, but they proved only flattering, as he gradually grew worse until his robust constitution was worn out, and the vital spark of life left his body. Mr. Smith was well known to almost everyone in this section, all whom had only the kindest words to say of him. He was a hard working farmer, and through his industriousness had accumulated an independent fortune. Always honorable in his business transactions, he had won the confidence of his neighbors and friends, who deeply mourn his loss as a friend and neighbor. He was just in the prime of life, and his surroundings were such that he could comfortably enjoy his home the remaining years of life, which makes his untimely death more sad. Besides a wife, he leaves two young sons to the tender care of their widowed mother. His age was 54 years. The funeral services were held at his home on Sunday, where a large number paid their last tribute of respect to the earthly career of the deceased.
SMITH Edith Smith, (SRGP 03022) daughter of Albert and Louisa Mansfield Smith, was born at Elk Run, Sullivan Township, Tioga Co., Pa., July 12, 1861, and died at her home in Elk Run June 16, 1900. At the age of four she went to live with her mother’s aunt near Syracuse where she lived nine years, when she returned to her father’s to be with her mother in her last days. After the death of her mother, which occurred in 1874, she again went to her aunts for a few months but finally returned to help an older sister in caring for the younger brothers and sisters. Jan. 29, 1875, she married Clarence Smith, son of Northrop Smith, of Sullivan. In 1830 under the preaching of Rev. E. E. Morris she gave her heart to God and united with the M. E. Church at Elk Run, of which she has been a faithful, consistent member until God said, “It is enough, come up higher”. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, seven children, a father, two brothers and four sisters, besides other friends. The family have lost their best earthly friend, the brothers and sisters a loving sister, and the church one of its most devoted members. Those that knew her best loved her most. The high place she held in the hearts of the people was shown by the large number that gathered to pay a last tribute of respect and love to one of their number whom God in His providence had seen fit to call home. The funeral was held in the Elk Run M. E. Church, June 19, 1900, Rev. W. H. Yard officiating.
SMITH SUDDEN DEATH AT TIOGA Mr. J. T. Smith, aged 50, of Jackson Township, died very suddenly from heart disease at Tioga on Monday morning, April 22d, on the premises of Dr. S. P. Hakes, whom he was about to consult regarding his condition. In fact he had walked up the Doctor’s steps and reached his porch when he was stricken and fell and died immediately. Mr. Smith had arrived at Tioga a little while before his death, having come to that borough to visit his two daughters, who are employed in the Park Hotel. Not feeling well, he had decided to consult Dr. Hakes, when his life was ended, as already told.
SMITH A SYLVANIA WEDDING A very pleasant company of relatives and friends gathered at the home of Obadiah Smith, in Sylvania, on Thursday, June 29th, 1899, to witness the marriage of “Uncle Obe” and Mrs. Kate Canady, of Troy. The ceremony was very impressively performed by Rev. W. I. Burrell pastor of the Disciple Church. After the pair were pronounced husband and wife, Mr. Milan Hewitt came in and photographed the entire company. This being done the company were invited to the dining room where a sumptuous dinner had been prepared of which all partook with many good wishes for the happiness of the newly wedded pair. Altogether it was one of the jolliest weddings we ever attended and all seemed to vie with each other in making the occasion one to be long remembered. A young lady present declared that she could now truthfully say she had lived to see her grandfather married. I may add that the groom is 83 and the bride 55 years of age. Quite a youthful pair.
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SMITH GREY At State Line , NY, December 30, 1899 by Rev. John VanKirk, Mr. Walter O. Smith and Miss Lillian M. Grey, both of Sullivan Township, Pa.
SMITH-BROWN SMITH-BROWN Married, at the residence of the bride’s parents, near Mainesburg, by Rev. H. B. Troxel, Florence M. Smith to Harry Brown of Minnesota.. At 12 o’clock the bridal party marched in to the strains of the “Wedding March”, played by Mrs. Mort Rose. The bride was dressed in white, carrying a bouquet of white roses. The groom wore the conventional black. The attendants were Miss Jerolman of Troy and Mr. Brown from Canton. The house was beautifully decorated. The presents were numerous and fine. Of the refreshments, one need only say that Miss Betty Murray of Wellsboro, acted as the caterer. The bride left for Canton the same afternoon. She will visit relatives and friends for about a month and then go to Minnesota.
SMITH-HILL - Says the South Haven Sentinel: “Orrin Smith, of Sullivan, Pa., came here to visit his brother-in-law, E. J. Hill, and family, and meeting here presumably by agreement, their sister, Mrs. Lydia B. Hill, of Hart, this state, Saturday evening, after a few words by the Rev. W. J. Hathaway the visiting sister was known as Mrs. Smith, the ceremony being performed under a beautiful arch of autumn leaves, at the Phoenix street home of E. J. Hill. The happy couple returned to Troy the first of the week.
SQUIRES Esther A. Squires (SRGP 05114) was born June 23, 1841, in Tioga County, Pa., and died March 23, 1906, in Antelope County, Neb. She was married to Ephraim McConnell, May 27, 1860. To this union were born thirteen children, five of DIED IN NEBRASKA - whom are dead and eight living. The family moved to their present abode near Midway, Antelope County, Neb., in 1879, being pioneers of the wilderness which at that time was very sparsely settled. Life on the frontier was full of toil and hardships. Deceased bore her share of them and lived to see the desert transformed into fertile fields and peopled with thriving and well-to-do citizens. Her husband died eight years ago. For the past year her health failed rapidly. She was dearly loved by her family and friends and enjoyed the esteem of all who made her acquaintance. Many years ago she was converted and followed in the footsteps of her Savior ever since. The funeral took place Sunday forenoon at the family residence, the services being conducted by her pastor, Rev. Galloway. She was laid to rest by the side of her husband in the Crawford Valley Cemetery, near her home where she also had three children buried. All her children now living were present at the funeral. They are: O. D., W. E., S. S. and W. M. McConnell of Plainview, her sons; Mrs. Guy A. Stone of Plainview; Mrs. A. O. Coleman of McCann, Neb.; Mrs. Glen R. Stone of Twin Falls, Idaho. Her brother, Wilber A. Squires of Plainview, also attended. She raised a fine family of intelligent children and reared them well under circumstances that required patience. Perseverance and self-sacrifice. Such a woman will surely meet her reward.
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SQUIRES FAMILY REUNIONS Squires Family - At the inviting home of Mr. and Mrs. John Hemmer in Sullivan last Wednesday was held the annual gathering of the Squires family. The weather was all that could have been desired and the attendance most gratifying, approximating one hundred. The tables were spread out of doors upon the lawn with seats and room for all, both old and young. The good things of life were present in bountiful abundance and so nicely served that the most fastidious ate with unwonted relish. The feast over, short addresses were made by the Revs. Hull and Yard, after which the following officers were re-elected; President, Isaac Squires; Secretary, W. J. Squires; Treasurer, W. H. Smith. Those present were Hon. Isaac Squires, E. R. Orvis and family, W. J. Squires and wife, W. H. Smith and wife, George Squires and wife, B. L. Palmer, wife and son, G. B. Squires and family, C. P. Squires and wife, W. A. Squires and family, Mrs. Emma Lay and family, Mrs. Mary Squires, Lloyd Squires and wife, Elmer Updyke and family, Reuben Squires, wife and one child, Andrew Squires and wife, Seymour Squires and two daughters,Harrison Smith and wife, Mrs. Bert Holcomb and children, Stephen Mudge and family, Frank Mudge and wife, Bradford Edgerton and family, Merritt Edgerton and wife, Henry Covert and family, W. O. Ashley and wife, Allen Seeley and wife, Mrs. Bert Smith and daughter, Mrs. Odell Hart and children, Martin Mudge and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Arch Robbins, Mr. and Mrs. Allen, Fred McConnell and wife, Aaron Austin, F. A. Clark and wife, John Hunter and wife, A. W. Squires, Joshua Schimmerhorn and wife, Jud Dann and wife.
SQUIRES THE SQUIRES REUNION 1904 The twelfth annual reunion of the Squires family was held at the residence of G. Burt Squires in Grays Valley, Wednesday last, Aug 17th. It was an ideal day and 125 persons were present, 100 of whom were seated at the first long table spread beneath the spacious tent-owned and reserved for these occasions. After partaking of the usual bountiful dinner, beneath which, at least, the table fairly groaned, the afternoon was pleasantly passed with music and visiting. At the business meeting the following officers were elected: President, Isaac squires; Secretary, Arthur Squires; Treasurer, Burt Palmer. It was decided to hold the next meeting the third Wednesday in August, 1905, at the home of Henry Covert in Armenia.
SQUIRES SQUIRES FAMILY REUNION At the home of Mr. Harrison Smith, in Sullivan, last Wednesday, occurred the annual family gathering of the descendants of Aaron and Eunice Squires, sturdy pioneers who came to this county from Connecticut seventy-nine years ago and settled upon a farm in the wilderness in Rutland near where Mr. Daniel Canfield now resides. Of the four children born to them who reached mature years, Caroline (Mrs. C. Mudge), Mariette (Mrs. Daniel Austin) and William, all have joined the great majority. Judson alone is left to participate in these family reunions. Sixty-five in all sat down to the well-ladened table and later joined in a renewal of kindred affection. To perpetuate the holding of these family gatherings officers were chosen as follows: President, George Squires, Secretary W. J. Squire; Treasurer, William H. Smith. The home of Hon. Isaac Squires was chosen as the next place of meeting and the last Wednesday of August as the date.
SQUIRES THE LATE LLOYD SQUIRES Lloyd Squires died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Harrison Smith, in Mainesburg, on Friday night, March 6. Mr. Smith was 73 years old. He was born in Sullivan, where he lived until after his marriage to Philena Wheeler of Rutland, where they remained the most of his days. He was a kind and loving husband and a firm Christian. He was a member of the M. E. Church. He is survived by his widow and two sisters, Mrs. T. O. Doud of Oswayo, and Mrs. Harrison Smith of Mainesburg. The funeral was held from the M. E. Church on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. F. J. Allington, the pastor officiating. Burial in Gray Valley Cemetery.
SQUIRES-BOWEN Mr. W. Arthur Squires, of Sullivan, Pa., and Miss L. Annah Bowen of Warren Centre, Bradford County, Pa., were married in Nichols, New York, June 8, 1898. Mr. and Mrs. Squires took the afternoon train for New York City, where they are at present visiting friends of the bride and seeing the many wonderful sights of the great city. They expect to go to the seaside for a few days after which they are expected home where they will be glad to meet their many friends.
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STRANGE SHE FELL ASLEEP - Sudden Death Last Wednesday Evening of Mrs. Ananias Richmond - Very unexpected and carrying a message of sadness to many hearts was the death at her home in this boro at 7 o’clock last Wednesday evening, August 24th of Hannah Strange, beloved wife of Mr. Ananias Richmond. A few days of indisposition were followed on Wednesday morning by extreme pain and nausea, a recurrence of an old stomach trouble, which in turn gave way about noon to a comatose state from which she never rallied. Calmly, peacefully she slept on until just after the evening shadows had fallen her spirit took its flight. Mrs. Richmond was one of seven children of Marcus and Hannah Strange, sturdy New Englanders who came to Grays Valley; Sullivan Township, at an early day. She was born April 28, 1830. In her 13th year she united with the Baptist Church, but at her marriage with Mr. Richmond in 1869 with wifely devotion she transferred her membership to the Methodist society of which she and her husband have ever since been revered and staunch supporters. True to every Christian obligation, a devoted wife and mother, a kind neighbor, her death is sincerely mourned. Besides a husband she leaves two daughters, Mrs. M. H. Shepard, and Nellie at home. Two brothers and two sisters also survive her: Marcus Strange of Springfield, Pa.; Joseph Strange of Grays Valley; Mrs. J. L. Rockwell of West Burlington, Pa. and Mrs. R. H. Burley of Altus, Pa.The funeral was very largely attended from the M. E. Church on Saturday afternoon, the Rev. E. J. Rosengrant officiating, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Baldwin, of Germantown, Pa., and the Rev. L. M. Gates of the First Baptist Church. The burial was in Hope Cemetery. The bearers, all near neighbors, were Messrs W. W. Allen, G. H. Shipman, Ira Wright, Freeman Gaylord, H. P. Gaige and Eli Jelliff.
SUTTON DIED Tice—In Wells, Bradford County, Pa., June 23 1894, Mrs. Amanda Tice, aged about 79 years. Mrs. Tice was born in Connecticut. In her twentieth year she was united in marriage with Phillip Tice. To them were born ten children all of whom are living but one son who died at the age of nineteen. Some forty years ago Mr. and Mrs. Tice united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. Though she had been unable to attend church because of feeble health for several years she continued to the very last to hold frequent communion with her master through prayer. She longed to join the dear ones that had preceded her to the other shore. The surviving members of her household are Solomon Tice of Michigan; Henry and Philip Tice of Potter County, Pa.; Harvey Tice of Rutland, Pa.; Sarah Osgood of Mansfield, Pa.; Kate Wilson of Austinville, Pa.; Lois Lucas of Mainesburg, Pa.; Emma Brees of Canoe Camp, Pa.; and Lettie Hakes of Wells at whose house she died. She herself selected the text for her funeral sermon, which was Galatians, last chapter, ninth verse.”and let us not be weary in well doing for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not”. Her remains were laid to rest in the Rutland Cemetery beside those of her husband and son. (Note from JMT - She is in Pumpkin Hill Cemetery)
SWEET-ROCKWELL WEDDING BELLS On the 12th of April, 1894, memorable for its great snow and drifted roads, occurred one of the brightest and happiest of weddings, that of Samuel B. Rockwell and Mertie A. Sweet, at the home of the bride, in Austinville, Pa. The almost superhuman efforts of the guests to arrive through the snow, giving all the sensations of heroes, the outstretched arms of welcome at the door, the lovely flowers, the air of hope and promise within, the manly bridegroom, the lovely bride, all conspired to make the occasion, as a portion of eternal sunshine, in the minds of all. The marriage ceremony was performed at 12:30 p.m. by Rev. E. E. Bailey of Mansfield, Pa. The bridal couple were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pomeroy of Troy. Congratulations followed, and then an invitation to the bountiful wedding dinner and here merriment and joy o’er flowed. After the repast the many and beautiful gifts of the occasion were viewed and admired by the bridal couple and the guests. And soon thereafter the bride and groom left for their wedding trip to Niagara Falls and elsewhere, expecting to return in a few days to reside on the Rockwell farm in Sullivan Township, four miles from Mansfield, where they will be pleased to meet all their friends and acquaintances.
TANNER One of the old landmarks has been removed by the death of Mr. George Tanner, of Rutland, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. N. E. Brace, Friday afternoon, April 30, 1897. Mr. Tanner was born in the town of Dix, Schuyler County, NY, Sept. 18, 1822. Bereft of his father in early life, he became inured to toil and hardship which developed the brave spirit which characterized his whole life. July 4, 1849, he married Miss Jane Mansfield, daughter of Rev. Amos Mansfield, former preacher of the M. E. Church. Three children , a daughter and two sons, were given them. The wisdom of his choice of a life companion was never more plainly manifest than when, after the loss of his two sons she sweetly , cheerfully raised his bowed head and spoke of the promises of Him who “doeth all things well.” He was converted when quite young and in his home life, in his business relations and in positions of public trust he has ever maintained that integrity of character and constancy of purpose that mark a Christian gentleman. On the day the final summons came he had been about the farm as well as usual when suddenly stricken by apoplexy, love and care were alike unable to save him. His wife and daughter, three grandchildren, one great grandchild, one sister, Mrs. Mary Hill, of West Vernon, NY, two brothers, W. A. Tanner of Harrison Valley and J. C. Tanner of Granville, NY and one half sister, Mrs. J. H. Carrington, of Sebastopol, Cal., remain to mourn their loss and share the blessings of his memory. For more than twenty years he had been a member of the Austinville Lodge, I. O. O. F., who were present in a body and assisted in the burial service. Rev. Paul Smith preached an excellent sermon from Revelations 14:13, to a large assembly, and then he was laid away by the side of his two sons, to await the resurrection morning.
TEARS MRS GEORGE SMITH Mrs. Mary A. Smith, wife of George Smith, was born Jun 15, 1832 and died Jan. 17, 1908, at her home in Gray Valley, Sullivan Township. Shoe was one of three children of Zopher A. and Lorinda Tears, who were among the early residents of Tioga county. A sister, a former wife of Ananias Richmond, of Mansfield, died about seven years ago, and a brother, Nelson A. Tears, resides on the home farm about one mile from Elk Run. In 1853 she was united in marriage to George Smith and they, after residing for a number of years on farms purchased at different times, bought the property in Gray Valley, which has been their home for the past thirty-six years. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have been blessed with four children—all daughters—Josephine, wife of C. H. Dewitt of Sullivan; Martha J. wife of J. H. Dewitt of Mainesburg; Lydia L. wife of Frank Case, of Troy and Ida M., wife of G. B. Squires of Gray Valley. These, with the husband, ten grandchildren, and other relatives mourn the calling from their presence of (the rest of sentence unreadable) For the past two years Mr. and Mrs. Smith have both been gradually failing in health, and for several weeks husband and children have realized that parting soon must come. Their solace in the great bereavement that has come, may be the thought that all that loving hearts could prompt or willing service render was done for the comfort of her who had done so much for them. The excellence of character that endeared her in the home circle were equally in evidence in community. Her home was one where cordial hospitality and unostentatious kindness of word and deed made all feel welcome, and as a neighbor, and friend to those in need, it was to her a pleasure to cheer with sympathy and help in act. The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, January 20th, at the home with burial in Mainesburg Cemetery. The Rev. F. J. Allington, pastor of the Mainesburg M. E. Church, officiated. Hymns were sung by G. E. Robbins and Mrs. Maude Slingerland. Many friends and relatives were present and join in sympathy with those so deeply bereaved. It is recognized that again "“one who hath done what she could"”in home below has gone to dwell in that home above “not made with hands eternal in the heavens.” The pall-bearers were Oscar Tears, Bert Tears, Herman Tears, nephews, and George Dewitt and George Case grandsons of Mrs. Smith.
TEARS ISAAC NELSON TEARS At 7 o’clock p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 1911, in Sullivan Township, occurred the death of Isaac Nelson Tears, one of Sullivan’s most highly respected citizens. He was in his 74th year. Death was due to Bright’s Disease. The funeral was held from the home on Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock, the Rev. Seymour Barrett officiating. Burial was in the Mainesburg cemetery by the side of his wife, who died two years ago in April last. Mr. Tears was the only son of Zopher A. and Lorinda Tears, who came to Sullivan Township in an early day and settled on the farm where he was born and lived until his death. He was honest in his dealings, kind hearted, a faithful father and husband, a good citizen, a man of good counsel, always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need. He had served in many township offices, discharging the duties of the same with credit to himself. He was married to Miss Olive Updyke, on August 19, 1867. She was a true helpmeet. His last illness was severe, yet it was all borne with Christian fortitude, his greatest anxiety being for the welfare of his loved ones. He talked calmly of the future, arranged all his earthly affairs, and attended to the details of his funeral, selecting the text for the funeral, and the casket bearers. He is survived by two daughters and three sons—Florence A., wife of E. M. Shaw of Sullivan; Addie, wife of Ray Card of Columbia X Roads; Burt and Herman C. of Rutland, and Oscar W. Tears at home; also a number of grandchildren and other relatives. He was well acquainted with the Scriptures, and had stored away in memory many precious passages. In his last days these were a great comfort to him, and how anxious he was that all should read and study the Bible.
TOMLINSON WELCOME THANKSGIVING GUEST Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Tomlinson (nee Miss Anna Wood), formerly of this place, now residing at 554 South Main Street, Elmira, are rejoicing over the birth of a son. The little stranger arrived the 30th inst., in time for Thanksgiving dinner.
TOMLINSON-HOWLAND Miss Lepha Tomlinson of this boro, and Mr. William Howland of Monroeton were married last Friday at Daggetts. Mr. Howland has been an employee of the Mansfield Novelty Company. They will reside at Monroeton.
TOMLINSON-WOOD Mr. Charles J. Tomlinson and Miss Anna Wood, of this boro, were married March 21st at Pine City by the Rev. F. Sherer.
UPDYKE Truman Updyke died at him home in Rutland last Saturday of cancer of the stomach, aged about 70 years. He was one of Rutland’s oldest inhabitants and a man that will be missed in the community. The funeral was held Monday.
UPDYKE Mr. Wallace Updyke, aged 65, died a few days ago at his home in Mansfield of paralysis. His wife and one daughter, Mrs. E. E. Wood, of Rutland survive him. The deceased was for many years a resident of Rutland and was one of the most prominent and most highly esteemed citizens of the eastern part of Tioga County. Following a prayer service at the home last week Tuesday morning the remains were taken to Roseville, where the funeral was held from the Baptist Church, Rev. A. H. Simpson, pastor of the Mansfield Baptist Church, officiating. A delegation of Odd Fellows from Mansfield lodge, of which order Mr. Updyke was a member, accompanied the remains to Roseville, the Odd Fellows’ having charge of the burial service.
UPDYKE UPDYKE—In Sullivan to Mr. and Mrs. Foster Updyke a son.
UPDYKE-BENSON At Pine City, NY, Sept. 24th, 1899 by Rev. C. A. Stone Mr. A. Updyke or Elk Run and Miss Clara Benson of Austinville, Pa.
WEBSTER Miss Ellen Webster died of scarlet fever at the home of her parents east of this boro, at 6:30 o’clock last Thursday evening. Miss Webster was a daughter of Solomon Webster, and a young lady of much promise. She first complained of feeling badly on Sunday morning. Deceased was in her eighteenth year.
WEBSTER WEBSTER—In Richmond, Pa., Feb. 9, 1894 to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Webster, a daughter.
WEBSTER William H. Webster, a native and lifelong resident of Sullivan, one of those good men whose going is always regretted, died last Sunday at his home on the State road, aged 64 years and 4 days. Mr. Webster had been in failing health for some time. His death was immediately due to heart trouble. He had long been an active member of the State Road Baptist Church. Besides his wife, two sons, Ernest and Mark, and one daughter, Mrs. J. A. James, of Radner, Ohio , all of whom were permitted to be at his bedside. Mr. Webster leaves a sister, Mrs. Noah Bradway, and two half brothers and a half sister, Messrs. Orso and Bert Webster, and Miss Rhoda Webster, all of Sullivan. The funeral was held yesterday from the State Road Baptist Church.
WELCH ANOTHER LAND MARK TAKEN - Mr. James Welch, a native of Sullivan, and one of that townships oldest residents, died at 3 o’clock last Sunday morning, Nov. 10th, aged 81 years and 8 months. Mr. Welch enjoyed exceptionally robust health up to about six months ago, when began the general giving away of his body functions which ended in his peaceful death as above stated. Though a life-long resident of this county and possessed of ample means, Mr. Welch had never ridden on the cars. In early life he followed for a time the calling of a teamster, and as such hauled away many loads of merchandise from Havana at the head of Seneca Lake to the merchants of Troy, Mainesburg and Covington. Elmira at that time was the merest hamlet. January 6, 1849, he married Rosilla Rich, of Troy, who died in 1874, leaving five daughters and one son. They are Mrs. I. S. Fanning, of Wetona, Mrs. Lyman Smith and Mrs. Samuel Jackson, of Sullivan, and Edwin, Nancy and Belle Welch, at home. Mr. Welch’s remains were buried on Monday from the family residence. On account of the critical illness of his daughter Miss Belle Welch, the obsequies were private.
WELCH Mrs. U. S. Snover died this morning at 7 o’clock at the home of her brother, Mr. Edward Welch, in Sullivan, aged 56 years. Mrs. Snover had been failing for several months. Her numerous friends here and elsewhere will learn with sincere sorrow of her demise and of her esteemed husband’s crushing bereavement. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the State Road Baptist Church, the Rev. Leon Reynolds, of Covington, officiating.
WELCH The remains of Mrs. O. B. Thayer were brought here from Elmira last Saturday. She died about 10 o’clock Friday night. The funeral occurred at 2 o’clock Sunday, at the State Road Baptist church, Eld. H. E. Hyde officiating. Her mother and sister had been with her for six weeks.
WELCH ELEANOR WELCH THAYER The subject of this sketch was born on the old Welch homestead in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, Pa., Feb. 14, 1857 and died at Elmira, NY, May 5, 1899. She was the youngest daughter of Amos and Mary Welch. With the exception of two years, her life was spent in the vicinity of her birth. In the fall of 1879 she was married to Orson B., Thayer, of South New Berlin, NY. The deceased was an affectionate daughter, a faithful and loving wife and a kind neighbor. There remains to mourn her loss besides her parents and husband, a sister, Mary A., and two brothers, William L., of Mainesburg, and George W., of Oscola, Mich. The funeral services were largely attended at the State Road Baptist Church, Rev. H. E. Hyde officiating.
WELCH The Welch reunion was held last Saturday at the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Smith of Elk Run. About one hundred relatives were present all enjoying a good dinner and a grand time. Mr. Bates of Mansfield attended the Welch reunion at Elk Run he was kept busy with his camera taking pictures of the different groups of friends. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Strait of Sullivan was guest at the Welch reunion at Elk Run. Elmer Updike of Elk Run has one of the finest teams of farm and road horses in the vicinity of Mansfield.
WELCH Addie Welch died at the homestead near Mainesburg, on the 30th of March, 1894, aged 22 years, 7 months and 10 days. She was taken sick while visiting her brother at Elk Run. About seven weeks ago she was able to be taken home. Although she had been delicate for several years her last and most severe sickness was only of about three months’ continuance. She was calm and resigned, patiently bearing the cross. Her funeral took place on Sunday April 1st, from the State Road Baptist Church, in the presence of a congregation of sympathizing friends and relatives.
WILCOX WILCOX—In Mansfield, August 24, 1897, to Mr. and Mrs. Bert Wilcox, a son.
WILLIAMS WILLIAMS—At Elk Run, Pa., to Mr. and Mrs. Orson Williams, a daughter.
WOOD Mrs. Herman Smith, daughter of Andrew Wood, died at her home near the Walter’s place in Richmond Township.
WOOD WOOD—At Elk Run, Pa., Nov. 1, 1899, to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wood, a son
WOOD MRS. LYDIA RARICK Mrs. Lydia Rarick, wife of Lorenzo Rarick, died on Monday afternoon last at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Adaline Niles, in Lambs Creek. She was born in Sullivan township in 1827. There survive six children—Adam Rarick of Corning, James Rarick of Lambs Creek, William Rarick of Mansfield, Sturgis Rarick of Painter Run, Mrs. Sarah Rice and Mrs. Adaline Niles of Lambs Creek. The funeral will be held this (Wednesday) afternoon from the home at 1:30 o’clock and from the M. E. Church at 2. The Rev. F. H. Lockwood will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Mrs. Rarick was a kindly charitable woman of the old school, devoted to family and friends, and was esteemed highly.
WOOD WOOD FAMILY REUNION The Wood family reunion hold last week in the grove of Mrs. C. E. Hall, was very much enjoyed by those present. Members were present of all branches of the family except Mr. W. H. Wood and Mrs. Sarah Faulkner. Remembrances were read in the way of letters and poetry from Mrs. Phoebe Hall, her daughter and grandson, from Kansas and Mrs. Alice Smith, of Elmira. Mrs. Wood’s first great-great grandchild was born on her 87th birthday.
WOOD PAINTER RUN PARAGRAPHS Sunday evening just before dark Mr. Lawrence Wood while on his way to church was run over by some young men who were running horses. The wheels passed over his neck and back and he was unconscious when picked up. Dr. John Nye was hastily summoned. It is thought at this writing that the sufferer will recover, though it is too soon to intelligently make such a prediction.
WOOD-STROUSE Mr. Harry L. Strouse and Miss Lelia Wood were married Dec. 21st at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Wood at Elk Run. The knot was tied by the Rev. H. E. Hyde.

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 12/06/98
By Joyce M. Tice