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Lewis Cemetery, Morris Township, Tioga County PA

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.  All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.

Lewis Cemetery Listing 1970s

CAMPBELL, Jennie - MRS. WILLIAM F. DUTCHER:  Mrs. William F. (Jennie J.) Dutcher, age 67, of Wellsboro RD 1, died Tuesday, January 4, 1972 at the home of her son, Lowell Dutcher,  Eglin Air Force Base, Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Mrs. Dutcher was born at Cross Forks, Pennsylvania, November 28, 1904, the daughter of Jerry and Francenia La Due Campbell. She is survived by her husband, William F. Dutcher, Morris; five daughters, Mrs. Herman (Marjorie) Blackwell of Morris, Mrs. Bette Nicholas of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Harold (Kathleen) Smith of Wellsboro, Mrs. Henry (Kay) Noelk of Scottsdale, Arizona, Mrs. Clair (Cheryl) Langs of Reynoldsville, Pa.; four sons, Robert Dutcher of Little Meadows, Pa.; Lowell Dutcher of Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Dale Dutcher and Berne Keith Dutcher, both of Wellsboro; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Lyman of Richburg. N.Y.; Mrs. L. Holmes of Marathon, N.Y.; one brother Willis Campbell of Wellsboro; 21 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Kuhl and Spink Funeral Home, 126 Main Street, Thursday, January 6, 1972. Rev. Devere L. Mayo officiated. Burial was in Lewis Cemetery, Blackwell.


Wellsboro Gazette – July 20, 1977
Mrs. Ethel Irene Varner, 76, of 326 Granger Street, Blossburg, died July 12, 1977 in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  She was the widow of Samuel Varner.  Mrs. Varner was born at Mount Union, Huntingdon County, Oct. 20, 1900, the daughter of William and Nanie Cornelius Hartman.  Surviving are a son, Francis, with whom she lived, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Friday at Adams Funeral Home, Blossburg, with burial in Elk Run Cemetery in Cherry Flats.  The Rev. David Weaver, a Mennonite pastor from Roaring Branch, officiated.


KERR, Robert A.  – Morris, Nov. 17 – Robert A. Kerr, aged 77 years, died of cancer at the family home on Wednesday, Nov. 12.  He was a veteran of the civil war.  His wife being Postmistress, he acted as her assistant.  Mr. Kerr was a lifelong resident of Tioga county with the exception of a few years spent in the South.  He is survived by his wife and the following children:  Mrs. Ingerick, Mrs. Geo. Hatherill, Mrs. Chas. Orr, of Wellsboro; James Kerr, of Springdale, Pa.; Lewis Kerr, of Portland, Oregon; Washington Kerr, of Tiadaghton; Mrs. James Scott and Mrs. Lewis Dunlap, of Pasco, Washington; Mrs. Chas. O”Connell, Robert V. and Ralph E. Kerr, of Elmira, N.Y., and Vet and Sylvan, at home, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Compton, of Stonyfork.  The funeral was held on Friday; interment in the Lewis cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator, 19 November 1919.


KERR, Robert Archer – Postmaster Robert Archer Kerr, aged 76 years, of Morris, died last Wednesday morning.  He was born in Morris, Nov. 13, 1843.  The funeral was held Friday; burial at Morris.   Wellsboro Agitator, 19 November 1919.


LEWIS James Henry Warren
Wellsboro Agitator - Wednesday, 16 Dec 1925, Page 1
Henry Lewis, aged 68, died at the home of his brother Morris Lewis, on Friday morning, [Dec 11, 1925] after a few days illness.  Mr. Lewis was born in Morris township at the old Lewis homestead about three miles above town.  When a young man he went to Wisconsin where he made his home until a cyclone almost completely demolished the town, killing his wife and son and causing his daughter the lost of her right arm.  He then returned to Pennsylvania where he lived until his death. He is survived by his daughter Miss Minnie Lewis and 5 brothers, Morris Lewis, of Morris, Marion, of Antrim, Richard, of Blackwell, Jacob of Rochester, Elmer of Wellsboro R. D., one sister Mrs. Ed. Matoon of Williamsport.  Burial was made at the Lewis cemetery on Sunday.  James Henry Warren Lewis was the son of James Idding Wayne and Harriet Duffy Lewis.  He was the third of ten children.  The second child Alice Sophronia Lewis died in 1860 at the age of 4.  Another sister Mrs. George [Martha Della Lewis] Lansbury died in 1914.  His first wife was Ellora Duffy.  Submitted by Paula Lewis Picken

Mrs. William Perrin Blackwell
Mrs. William Pen-in Blackwell Died April 19 1934 at her home at Liberty. She was born in Caton in 1853. Daughter of Ava and Lucy Wilkins. She was a member of the Methodist church and was highly regarded by a wide circle of friends. The funeral was held April 22 burial at Liberty, Pa. Surviving are; one daughter, Mrs. W. H. Shearer, of Coining; Four sisters Mrs. Horace Blackwell of Lloyds ,Mrs. Alva Harris of Rose Valley , Mrs. William Bodine and Mrs. Ernest Watkins of Wellsboro and Fred O, Wilkins, of Endicott. A son V. A. Blackwell of Albany NY drowned in the Adirondack Mountains 11 years ago

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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Obituary & Clipping Section
Tioga County, Pennsylvania

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Blackwell Cemetery, Morris Township, Tioga County PA

Blackwell Cemetery Listing

Miss Bertha Blackwell, aged 23, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Blackwell, of Lloyd, died at the Williamsport hospital on Thursday of paralysis of the throat caused by diphtheria.  She was a member of the Methodist church and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. Her parents and several brothers and sisters survive her.

BLACKWELL - Mrs. Ella L Blackwell Bishop
Aged 61 years, of Blackwell, widow of Norman S. Bishop, who died three years ago, died early Saturday morning, 25 Jan 1948, at the home of her son, Eugene Mattison, at Blackwell.  She was born in Blackwell, Sept. 28, 1837, daughter of Eugene and Mary Campbell Blackwell. Surviving her are three sons Kenneth Mattison, of' Corning, and Eugene and Francis Mattison, of Blackwell; five grandchildren, one niece and one nephew. The funeral was held yesterday at the Blackwell Methodist church; burial in the Blackwell cemetery.

BLACKWELL - Emory H Blackwell
Killed in Action - Mr. and Mrs. Horace W. Blackwell, of Lloyd, have received word from Washington that their son, Emory, aged 22 years, was killed in action Oct. 2.1 918. He was a member of Co. C, 114th Infantry, and sailed for overseas duty June 14th. He leaves besides his parents, two sisters and one brother to mourn his death.  Burial at Blackwell Cemetery

Mr. Enoch Blackwell, a long resident of Tioga county and one of the most estimable citizens of Morris Township, died suddenly on Thursday afternoon, 28 April 1904 at his home at Blackwell of heart failure. He was in his 81st year. After an unusually hearty dinner he was seized with vomiting, and all strength left him and death, soon ensued. Mr. Blackwell was born in the hamlet where his death occurred and which was founded by his father.  He was the second son of William Blackwell and a grandson of Enoch Blackwell, Sr. His grandfather, who was born and bred in Haven Parish, Gloucestershire, England,  came to this country in 1805 as a  member of a colony organized by Rev. John, Hey, of Philadelphia, to settle on a tract in Pine township, Lycoming county, still known as “the English Settlement.  After obtaining a common school education,  the subject of this sketch devoted his life to farming, storekeeping and lumbering, but principally to lumbering. He had worked in every phase of that strenuous industry, including the responsibilities of operator and sawmill owner, for years he was a storekeeper in Blackwell and for 24 years from 1863 to 1886 he was the postmaster in that hamlet.  He was a strong Republican, took an active interest in public affairs and his fellow citizens had repeatedly elected him to township offices. Mr. Blackwell married in 1847 Miss Mary Webster, a, daughter of Sylvester, Webster, of Liberty township. Mrs. Blackwell died 10 years ago. She was the mother of eight children: Mrs. W. H. Walters and Mrs. Henry Tidd, of Pine Township, Lycoming-county; Mrs. William Plank, of Morris; Messrs. Horace W, Blackwell, Thomas Blackwell, Eugene Blackwell, Sylvester Blackwell and Miles Blackwell, all of Morris Township. Mr. Blackwell married a second wife, Mrs. Matilda Callahan, widow of Mr. Perry Callahan, of Delmar, and her death occurred in February last.  Mr. Blackwell's funeral, held on Monday afternoon from the Blackwell church, was very largely attended, the big gathering of those who wished to pay to his memory a last tribute of respect including many from a distance A great number  were unable to gain even admittance to the church Key. J. J. Besh, the Methodist pastor in Hoytville, conducted the services. Burial in Blackwell Cemetery. The five sons and a nephew of the deceased acted as pallbearers.

KILLEDBY TRAIN - Body of Watchman Found Beside Track Early Sunday Morning.
Enoch Blackwell, aged 35 years, of Blackwell, was found dead along the New York Central track, 9 Aug 1936 at 7:30 o'clock Sunday morning, at a point about 3 miles south  of Blackwell.  He is believed to have been struck by a train. He was employed as watchman for the railroad. Lieut. A. J. Stivers, of the railroad police, State Trooper William B. Davis, and Captain C. E, Whipple, Lycoming county detective, are making an investigation. The body of Blackwell, whose post was at Trout Run Narrows, where towering rock cliffs overhang the railroad and Pine creek, was discovered by John Seligia, who immediately notified W. C, Marshall and his sister, Mrs. Walter Shade, of Wellsboro, who occupy a cabin near Blackwell's Watchman’s shanty.  Hurrying to the scene, Mr. Marshall and Mrs. Shade found Blackwell dead, although there was still some warmth in his body.  His face was badly crushed, with a deep wound on his forehead. New York Central officers were summoned and learned that Blackwell was last reported alive by the crew of a freight train which passed his station between 3 and 4 o'clock Sunday morning. The trainmen said that Blackwell exchanged greetings with them at that time. Several trains passed the station from 3 a. m.until 7:30 a. m., when the body was found, including one that was northbound at 4 a. m. However, although investigators admitted the possibility that this train may have struck Blackwell, they pointed out that his body lay slightly to the south of the entrance to his shanty, rather than to the north, as probably would have been the case had a northbound train hit him. Blackwell's shanty is located about eight feet from the near rail of the single track. His body was lying just outside the building in the limited area between the shanty and the tracks.  As a slide watchman, Blackwell’s duty was to patrol a section of track in the narrows and to warn trainmen, if rock slides occurred. Blackwell is survived by his widow the former Gladys Hilborn of Slate Run, and six small sons, his parents Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Blackwell, brother, Arnold, of Blackwell, and three sisters, Mrs. Susan Smith, of Utica, N. Y., Mildred Atherly and Mrs. Hazel Parr of Albany.  The funeral was held yesterday at Blackwell; burial in the Blackwell Cemetery.

Frank Blackwell, aged 65 years, died 18 July 1949 at the home of his brother, Arthur H. Blackwell in Morris, R. D., early Monday morning.  He was born in Blackwell’s, on  December 2, 1883, son of Dr. Wm. and Marietta Wilson Blackwell. He was formerly employed as a foreman on the New York Central Railroad. Survivors include two brothers, Arthur, with whom he resided; Albert, of Libby, Montana; a sister, Mrs. H. E. Callahan, of Detroit, Mich. The body is at the Bastian Funeral Home in Wellsboro until Wednesday after noon Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m., at the Blackwell’s Methodist church; burial at Blackwell’s Cemetery

BLACKWELL - Mr. G.M. (George  Morrison ) Blackwell
of Blackwell, in Morris township, aged 43 years, died on the 17 of February 1900 in the hospital at Williamsport, where be had been under  treatment for two weeks for ulceration of the liver. He left a widow, five small children, three sisters and a large circle
Of friends who mourn the death of a good man and a respected citizen.

BLACKWELL - Horace Blackwell
Horace Blackwell died at His home at Blackwell Wednesday morning 3 March 1937. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frank Robertson, of Morris; a son, O. E. Blackwell, of Tampa. Florida; two brothers, S. X. Blackwell,  of Morris, and Miles W. Blackwell, of Wellsboro; two sisters, Mrs. Addie Cole, of Morris, and Mrs. WA Plank, of Fort Meade FL; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday day, Rev. Mr. Byers, of Morris, officiating; burial at Blackwell Cemetery.

BLACKWELL – Mrs. Mary Blackwell  Lewis
of Williamsport, died Tuesday September 20 1955 at the home of her sister, Mrs. Herman Campbell in Blackwell. She was the daughter of Thomas and Jane Wilson Blackwell and was born on August 21 1885 in Blackwell.  She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Hostrander, Baltimore MD and Mrs. Herman Campbell, of Blackwell; three brothers, Leonard Blackwell, Corning NY;  Harry and Grant, both of Blackwell Pa and several nieces and nephews.   She was a member of the Methodist Church, Muncy, PA.

BLACKWELL - Milton E. Blackwell
Milton E. Blackwell. 67. Died yesterday 14 April 1943 in Blackwell’s at the home
of his brother, Arthur, with whom he has resided for some time.   He was born in Blackwell’s on March 24. 1876 a son of William and Mary E. Wilson and had been engaged in farming in the vicinity until a year ago when he retired.  He had never married. Surviving are three brothers Arthur and Frank, of Blackwell and Albert, of Libby, Montana; one sister, Mrs. H E Callahan, of Detroit, Michigan, and three nephews in the armed service.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

BLACKWELL - Myron Blackwell
Aged 17 years died at the Williamsport Hospital Sunday night 31 March 1912 at 7 O’clock he had only been ill for a few days

Richard L Blackwell aged 39 years died suddenly at his home in Blackwell Saturday night, 21 Mar 1936.   Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the Blackwell church, Rev Taylor, pastor of the Morris and Blackwell churches officiated; burial in Blackwell Cemetery.

BLACKWELL - Robert Judson Blackwell
Of the firm of A. H. & R. J. Blackwell, dealers in general merchandise, died at the Blossburg hospital, Saturday, September 23 1922. Of heart disease, in his 53rd year Mr. Blackwell was Postmaster at Lloyd, upwards of twenty years. Besides an aged mother He leaves four brothers Arthur Frank and Milton, at home and Albert, of Libby, | Montana, and one sister, Mrs. Maude Callahan, of Detroit. Michigan. Interment in the Blackwell cemetery.

BLACKWELL - Thomas Blackwell
 Aged 81 years died at his home Tuesday 19 Sep 1933after a short illness services were held at the Blackwell Church burial in the family cemetery He is survived by three daughters and four sons; two sisters and four brothers. Rev. Stabler, of Liberty officiated

3 Jan 1899 the sudden death of Dr. William Blackwell removes from amongst us one of the most prominent and oldest of the native citizens of Morris. His father William P Blackwell and Thomas Lloyd were among the first settlers on Pine creek. They were both highly respected and well-known citizens, each rearing large families, and their sons have been successful business men in the communities in which they have resided. The deceased was a member of Company E of, the old Bucktail regiment that became so famous during the war of the Rebellion Subsequent to his discharge from the service he resumed his residence at Blackwell’s Near to where he was born and continued to reside there to the time of his death. He engaged in various types of business that of Merchant Farmer and Physician and by his energy, industry and economy had accumulated a competency The deceased was an ardent Republican an a great reader and kept himself well informed upon current topics He was intelligent and kind hearted a faithful friend and progressive member of society; He has left a wide circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.  (Taken from the Wellsboro Agitator, Wednesday, January 04, 1899)
Burial in the Blackwell Cemetery

CAMPBELL - Mary Ann Campbell
Mary Ann, wife of Mr. George Blackwell. Died at her home 28 April 1897 at Lloyd or Blackwell’s station last Wednesday, of heart disease at the age of 74 years she was an excellent woman, being devoted to her family and loved by the whole community, where she was always scattering deeds of kindness. She was the mother of six children four of whom are still living namely:  Mrs. Alice Putman of Olmsville, Mrs. Nettie Lloyd and George M. Blackwell, of' Lloyds and Mrs. S. J. King, of Canton.  Burial at the Blackwell Cemetery.

WEBSTER - Mary E Webster
Wife of Mr. Enoch Blackwell of  Morris, died of heart disease on the 23 March 1894, at the age of 64 years. Her maiden name was Webster and she was a native of Morris township. She married Mr. Blackwell, October 8, 1857 and her eight children survive her.
Mrs. Blackwell had been an invalid for about three years. She was a woman of much intelligence and of a genial nature she was a consistent Christian and member of the Baptist Church. The funeral was held on the Sunday the 25 of March burial in the Blackwell Cemetery.

WILKINS - Mrs. Horace Blackwell (Alice E Wilkins)
Mrs. Alice E. Blackwell, 88, widow of Horace W Blackwell died last Wednesday, 6 January 1943 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Robertson, of Morris Township. She was a native of Leetonia, a daughter of Alvan and Lucy Weldy Wilkins.  Survivors are her daughter; a son O.E. Blackwell of Florida; two sisters,  Mrs. Will Bodine and Mrs. Mary Watkins, both of Wellsboro and Fred Wilkins of Endicott;  six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  The funeral was held at the Robertson home Sunday and further services at Blackwell Methodist.  Church Burial in the Blackwell Cemetery, the Rev Andrew Young of Antrim and Rev Roger Burtner formerly of Butler Pa and the new Methodist Pastor of Morris officiated.

WILSON Marietta E - MRS MARIETTA BLACKWELL   (Marietta E Wilson)
Marietta Blackwell, widow of Dr. William Blackwell, died at her home at
Blackwell, Pa, Monday morning January 19 1931. She was born May 19, 1848, daughter of Robert and Sarah Wilson, and was a lifelong resident of this village, and the oldest inhabitant she was an earnest and devoted member of the M. E. church for over 60 years. She leaves four sons Frank Milton and Arthur at home; Albert E. of Libby, Montana, and one daughter, Mrs. Maude E Callahan, of Detroit, Mich. Funeral services will be held in. the M. E. church in this village, Friday, Jan. 23, at 2 p. m interment in the Blackwell Cemetery.

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 22 DEC 2004
By Joyce M. Tice

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