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Middlebury Union Cemetery, Middlebury  Township, Tioga County PA

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Middlebury Union Cemetery Listing 2007


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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.

CLARK Charles
Mr. Charles Clark
Chatham, March 27, 1884.--This week I am called upon to chronicle the death of Mr. Charles Clark, of Shortsville. Last Friday morning, Mr. Clark went on South hill on business and came home about noon. He ate his dinner and went to the barn to attend to his team. In going to the barn he passed his wife, and they made some playful remarks to each other. This was the last seen of him alive. About half an hour after this his little boy inquired for his father. Mrs. Clark, supposing he had returned to the house, told the lad so, and the boy went there, but did not find him. The child then went to the barn, and not finding his father in the stable, he ran up the stairs, and there he was horrified to see his father hanging from a rafter by a strap. The screams of the lad brought help, and the body was taken down, but all efforts failed to bring back the life that had gone out. Mr. Clark was the only son of Leonard Clark, of Chatham, and was a man about 40 years of age. He was a member of Company C, 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry, and drew a pension of $8 per month because of heart-disease. He was a charter member of Sentinel Lodge of the Knights of Honor, of Keeneyville, and had been a worthy member of the M. E. Church for many years. For the past year or more Mr. Clark had been in poor health, but had done considerable hard work, having a large farm to attend to. About a year and a half ago he moved from his farm to live with Mrs. H. A. Ferris, his wife’s mother, and work her farm. It was on her farm that the tragedy was enacted. No cause can be given for the act of self-destruction, as Mr. Clark was well off financially and had a happy home, a loving wife and two bright children--a boy of 13 and a girl 10 years of age. He was an honest, upright, generous man in every relation in life. The funeral was held at the church at Little Marsh on Sunday, when Elder J. W. Miller delivered a very eloquent and impressive sermon, taking his text from the 39th Psalm. The Knights of Honor took charge of the body, and it was buried according to the rites of the Order. The family feel thankful to the Knights and to all their friends for their kindness. (Tuesday, April 1, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

CLARK , Isa L.-Wellsboro--- Mrs. Isa L. Bartholonew, 83, of Wellsboro RD 2, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1990, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Her husband, Chester Bartholonew, died in December 1968. Born Feb. 15, 1907, in Addison, N. Y. , she was the daughter of Herman and Onalea Green Clark. Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Laura Patterson, and Mrs. Virginia Woodard, both of Blossburg, and Mrs. Veta Bronson, Mrs, Nadine English and Mrs. Linda Sheaffer, all of this borough; three sons, Carl, Kirk and Bruce all of this borough; sister, Mrs. Vera Jones, of Cherry Flats, a brother, Erskine Clark, of Campbell, N.Y., and serveral grandchildern and great-grandchildern. The funeral will be 2 p.m., Thursday in Niles Valley United Methodist Church, Niles Valley, Burial will be in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Middlebury Twp. The Rev. LaVerne E. Holliday, pastor of Mount Zion Full Gospel Church, here, will officiate. There will be no vivitation. Arrandements are being handled by Tussey-Mosher's 139 Main Street. Submitted by C.V. Woodard

CLARK Jane Nancy
Wellsboro Agitator - Dec. 1, 1948
handwritten on article - Wed. Dec. 1, 1948; aged 91 years; born 5 Aug 1857 daughter of Albert and Amanda GEE Mrs. Jane Cady - The funeral of Mrs. Jane Cady, 91, who died Wednesday at the Coudersport Hospital was held Sunday; burial in Keeneyville Cemetery.  Mrs. Cady, who was admitted to the hospital after a fall at her home, had kept house for her relatives, Mr. and Mrs. George Gee, in Mills since 1925.  Her husband, Sala Cady, whom she married in 1883, died in 1916.  The couple had lived on the Cady homestead at Shortsville for several years.  Mrs. Cady was the daughter of Albert and Amanda GEE Clark, and was born Aug. 5, 1857 in Chatham Township, PA.  She attended the Baptist church in Shortsville and the Ladies Aid of that church.  She leaves a daughter, Mrs. A. J. LeBarr, of Mills; six grandchildren, Howard Clugstone, of Syracuse; Mrs. Beatrice Holtz, of Canandaigua; Mrs. Blanche Halm and Mrs. Beulah Lehman, of Coopers Plains; Francis Davis of Rochester, and Mrs. Florence Gillette, of East Bloomfield, NY; 16 great grandchildren and two great grandchildren, Rosemarie and David Clugstone, of Savona, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles Clark, of Middlesex.

CLARK Jane Nancy
Wellsboro Gazette - Dec. 2, 1948
Mrs. Jane Cady
The funeral of Mrs. Jane Cady, 91, of Keeneyville, who died last Wednesday, was held Sunday at the Shortsville church.  Burial in the Keeneyville cemetery.  Mrs. Cady had resided for a number of years at the home of her only daughter, Mrs. Leo Labar, of Mills.  She was born at Keeneyville, August 5, 1857, and lived there most of her life.  She is survived by several grandchildren.

CLARK Lena Mae
Mrs. Lena M. Taylor, 85, of Middlebury Center RD 2, Thursday, Jan. 1, 1959.  She was a member of the Little Marsh Methodist Church.  Survived by sons, Gurnie at home and Ivan of Middlebury Center; daughters, Mrs. Lottie Allen of Roaring Branch, Mrs. Cora Palmer of Little Marsh and Mrs. Thelma Schoonover at home; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.  Body at the family home.  Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Larry Draper and Mrs. Charlotte Tucker.  Middlebury Union Cemetery, Keeneyville.

CLARK Lena Mae
Mrs. William S. Taylor - Mrs. Lena M. Taylor, 85, widow of William S. Taylor, died at her home in Middlebury Center RD 2, Thursday, January 1, 1959.  She was born in Chatham Township September  8, 1873, the daughter of Charles and Lucie Ferris Clark and was a member of Little Marsh Methodist Church.  Survivors are two sons, Gurnie at home and Ivan, of Middlebury Center; three daughters, Mrs. Lottie Allen of Roaring Branch, Mrs. Cora Palmer of Little Marsh and Mrs. Thelma Schoonover of Middlebury Center; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.  The funeral was held Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Larry Draper and Mrs. Charlotte Tucker officiating.  Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator - November 23, 1949
The funeral of Loren Clark, aged 79 years, of Knoxville, who died Nov. 12, was held Nov. 14.  Rev. John Lewis, of Knoxville, officiated; burial in the Middlebury Union Cemetery at Keeneyville.  Mr. Clark, son of Charles and Lucy Ferris Clark, was born in Chatham township.  His wife, the former Jennie Owlett, died in 1947.  He was a member of Valley Grange at Academy Corners.  Survivors are:  one son, Omer Clark, at home; one sister, Mrs. Lena Taylor, of Shortsville.

Wellsboro Agitator - July 12, 1916
Milo Clark, who suffered a stroke of paralysis some time ago, died Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harrington.

Wellsboro Agitator - July 19, 1916
The funeral of Milo Clark took place at the church here last Wednesday, Rev. Fay Chapman officiating; burial at Keeneyville.  Mr. Clark was a native of Chatham.  He and his family removed from here many years ago and returned to Chatham about two years ago, living near his early home, where he died July 9 from the effects of a shock of paralysis.

Wellsboro Agitator - May 26, 1897
West Valley, May 24 - Mrs. Daniel Churchill, who had been sick about two months and was thought to be improving, died last week Sunday.  The funeral was held in the Methodist church at Keeneyville, Rev. Mr. Mulford officiating.  She left a large circle of friends, a husband and four sons.

CLARK - Omar C. Clark, 79, of Southeast St., Knoxville, PA died Thursday, Sept. 25, 1975 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born April 18, 1896 in Chatham Township, a son of Loren and Jennie Owlett Clark. He was retired from the Ingersoll-Rand Co., in Painted Post, NY. He is survived by his wife, Freda Fenton Clark; a step-son, Jack Helm of Allendale, NJ. Friends called at the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home in Woodhull Saturday. Services were held there Sunday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Gerald Wood officiating. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery.  Free Press-Courier [Westfield, PA] 1975 October 1

Clark Omar
Age 79, of Knoxville, PA. Thursday, September 25, 1975 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital Wellsboro, PA.  Funeral services will be conducted at the H.P. Smith and Son Funeral Home, Woodhull, Sunday at 2 p.m.  Rev. Gerald Wood, Pastor of Knoxville United Methodist Church officiating, burial Middlebury Union Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Freda Fenton Clark; stepson, Jack W. Helm of Allendale, N.J.; several cousins.  Mr. Clark was retired from the Ingersoll Rand Company in Painted Post and was a native of Chatham Township, PA. the son of Loren and Jennie Owlett Clark.


CLARK – Mr. Virgil Clark, a well-known resident of Academy Corners died February 25th [1908] of diphtheria, after an illness of one week. He was born July 4th, 1853, and married to Miss Mary T. Smith July 28, 1880. They lived on the old homestead until he was 31 years of age. Then he bought a farm in Middlebury township, where they resided for 17 years. After the death of his father they moved back to the old homestead and remained there till Mr. Clark’s death last week. Mr. Clark joined the Baptist church when he was 26 years of age and he remained a devoted member. He leaves a wife and one son, Ralph S. Clark aged 12 years. He said to his wife that life was sweet and he would like to live, but if it was the Lord’s will, he was prepared to go. Mr. Clark was one of a family of four children. His parents and one sister preceded him to the grave. Two sisters survive – Mrs. Anna Seely of Farmington, and Mrs. Carrie D. Miller of Middlebury. He was a good citizen, a kind neighbor and a generous and loving husband and father, and he was highly esteemed by all who knew him. – Wellsboro Agitator, 4 March 1908

CLOOS Allie B.
Wellsboro Agitator - June 25, 1959
Allie B. Cloos, 85, of  Middlebury Center died of a heart attack Saturday afternoon, June 20, 1959, on Main Street, here, while watching the Laurel Parade.  He was born in Knoxville June 29, 1873, the son of Noah and Mary Hart Cloos.  A retired farmer, he was a member of the Shortsville Baptist Church.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ray Carpenter, of Middlebury; one grandson and four great-granddaughters.  Funeral services were held at 126 Main Street Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. CharlotteTucker of Knoxville, officiating.  Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery.

CLOOS Adeline “Addie”
Wellsboro Agitator – August 28, 1907
Mrs. Marshall Button died at her home in Keeneyville, last week, aged 51 years.  Mrs. Button had been in poor health for a number of years, the cause of death being cancer.  She was born in Chatham and spent almost her whole life there, moving to Keeneyville about four years ago.  She is survived by her husband and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Seely, of Osceola, and Mrs. Mose, of Addison, N.Y.; also one brother, Abel Cloos.  Mrs. Button was a member of the M. E. Church.  Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at the Keeneyville Methodist church.


CLOOS Amerillis Shaff – Mrs. Amerillis Cloos Shaff, widow of Henry Shaff, died July 5, 1919, at 11:30 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.S. Haskell, in Knoxville, after an illness of several months.  She was born in Deerfield township, on the farm now owned by Joseph Wood, April 1, 1844, daughter of Newbury and Cynthia Church Cloos, and was one of a family of eight children, and is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Rhoda Kilbourne, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Jane Palmer, of Middlebury.  She is also survived by one daughter, Mrs. M. S. Haskell, of Knoxville.  She was married to Henry Shaff in 1861.  Her life has been practically spent near her birthplace, she having lived at Middlebury Mills and Corning.  Her husband died in January 1901.  Mrs. Shaff was a member of the Baptist church, an excellent woman, and had many friends.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Croft, past of the Baptist church, officiating; interment in the Keeneyville cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator 16 July 1919.


CLOOS –BERNICE ELRENE BUTLER age 94, of Tioga, PA, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Bernice was born March 3, 1920 in Little Marsh, PA, a daughter of Coral and Louise (Faulkner) Cloos. She was the widow of Claude C. Butler. Bernice was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church. She and her husband were owners of Butler's TV Sales and Repair Service in Tioga. Bernice worked for the U.S. Postal Service for several years before she retired. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family. Bernice is survived by 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Judy Butler of Fredericksburg, VA, Elwin and Ruth Butler of Tioga, PA; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Claudette and Ben Fairbanks of Wellsboro, PA, Linda and Curt Osterhoudt of Tioga, PA, Patti Abel and Mike Bean of Tioga, PA; a brother, Robert Cloos of Horseheads, NY; 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Claude; a son Rodney Butler in 1966; infant daughter, Elaine Butler; grandson, Gregory Osterhoudt in 1992; a sister, Virginia Ferris. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at the funeral chapel at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Burial will be in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Keeneyville, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/12/2014


Wellsboro Agitator – July 15, 1954
Earl Cloos died at his home in Little Marsh, Pa., July 5, 1954.  He was born December 9, 1882 at Shortsville, Pa.  He was a retired farmer.  He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Hess of Westfield, Pa,, six grandchildren, a sister of Horseheads, N. Y. and several neices and nephews.

Wellsboro Gazette - January 6, 1921
Mrs. Fanny Churchill, of Keeneyville, died last Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lovell Short, where she had been visiting a few days.  She retired Wednesday night, apparently as well as usual.  During the night she suffered a shock and died without regaining consciousness early Thursday morning.  Mrs. Churchill was in her 83rd year of her age and is survived by one son, William J. Churchill, of Shortsville, and the daughter mentioned, Mrs. Short.  The funeral was held at the Little Marsh church, Rev. Totten officiaiting; interment in Middlebury Union cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator - January 10, 1894
Chatham, Jan. 8 - Mr. Heber Cloos died at his home in Chatham last Thursday.  He was a son of Armon Cloos, deceased, one of the pioneers of the township.  He was a full-rate member of the Sentinel Lodge, K. of H., located at Keeneyville, being a charter member of the Lodge, which was instituted about 13 years ago.  He was over 60 years old and leaves a wife, one son, and one daughter - both married.

CLOOS Heber Burton
Wellsboro Agitator - May 12, 1948
Heber Burton Cloos died suddenly at his home in Niles Valley Saturday.  He was born Jan. 1, 1877, son of Hiram and Ruth Erway Cloos.  Two sons survive, Leland E. Cloos and Llewellyn R. Cloos, of Middlebury; one brother, Homer P. Cloos and eight grandchildren.  He was a rural mail carrier for 30 years and was the second one to be retired in this vicinity.  He was a member of B.P.O. Elks No. 1, 071, of Corning.  The funeral was held yesterday at the Keeneyville Methodist Church, Rev. C. W. Sheriff, assisted by Rev. J. W. Squires, officiating; burial in the Middlebury Union Cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator - September 19, 1928
Butler Hill News - Hiram Cloos died suddenly Monday night at his home.

CLOOS Homer Philip
Wellsboro Agitator - February 16, 1949
Homer Philip Cloos died at his home in Niles Valley Sunday morning.  He was born April 27, 1879 in Chatham, Tioga County, Pa., son of Hiram and Ruth Erway Cloos.  He married Rosa N. Briggs, of Crooked Creek, Jan. 9, 1896 and to them were born two children, Jennie, who died in infancy and Coral H. of Elmira; and five great grandchildren.  He was tax assessor for Chatham township for 25 years.  Prayer services will be held at the home in Niles Valley at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday and funeral services at Keeneyville, Rev. Squires officiating; burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery.

Jane Cloos Palmer - 1943 - Mrs. Jane Cloos Palmer, aged 91 years, 4 months and 3 days, died Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 15, at her home in Middlebury, after a long illness.  She was born at Academy Corners May 12, 1852, daughter of Newberry and Cynthia Church Cloos.  At an early age she moved with her parents to Middlebury.  She attended school at Woodhull Free Academy and taught school for several years in this vicinity.  On May 10, 1881, she was married to C. K. Palmer, who died several years ago.  To them was born one son, Harry N. Palmer.  Mrs. Palmer was an active member of the Middlebury First Methodist Church, the Ladies' Relief Corps of the G. A. R. of Little Marsh and Wellsboro, and the Keeneyville WCTU.  Besides her son, she is survived by a niece, Mrs. Sophia Haskell of Philadelphia and a nephew, D. Wilmont Cloos, of New York; also two grandsons, Carl K. Palmer of Little Marsh, and Leigh J. Palmer, of Middlebury, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Clifton Briggs, of Middlebury, and give great grandchildren, Kenneth and Ronald Palmer and Lois, Charles and Larry Briggs.  Funeral services were held Saturday, Rev. Ralph Fuller, officiating; burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery.  Mrs. Palmer had been affiliated with the WCTU for more than 60 years and in June, 1936, when a union was organized at Keeneyville, she became a charter member and was a faithful attendant and worker as long as her health permitted.  She had a very good memory and could recite many long poems she learned in her girlhood.  Among those who attended the funeral from away were:  Mrs. Haskell of Philadelphia, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Palmer of Farmington and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Monks of Ulysses.

Josie P. Carpenter, age 81, of RD 2, Middlebury Center, died Thursday, December 23, 1976 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held at the Tussey Funeral Home Sunday with the Rev. C. Richard Beach officiating.  Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery. She is survived by one son Lloyd C. Carpenter of Middlebury Center; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Carpenter was born October 2, 1895 in Chatham Township, Pa., the daughter of Allie B. and Anna Goodwin Cloos.  She was a member of the Keeneyville United Methodist Church and Middlebury Grange.  (Wellsboro Gazette, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1976)


CLOOS Laura J. Manning

90, of Little Marsh, Pa., died June 19, 2012, at The Green Home. Laura was born October 1, 1921, in Little Marsh, Pa., the daughter of Ella Mae Slocum and Earl Cloos. She was a school bus driver for Northern Tioga School District. Laura  graduated from Little Marsh High School. She was a member of Little Marsh United Methodist Church. In addition, Laura was a homemaker and loved her family. Surviving are her daughter, Shirley Causer, Osceola, Pa., daughters and son-in-laws, Brenda (Frederick) Elwell, Sr., Little Marsh, Pa., Beverly (Glenn) Halstead, Hobe Sound, Fl., Gail (Ivan) Smith, Jr., Little Marsh, Pa., Flossie (James) Patrick, Jackson Summit, Pa., Diane (Charlie) Wheeler, Addison, NY., son and daughter-in-law,  Elwyn (Tina) Hess, Westfield, Pa. Two stepchildren, Arletta (Dennis) Owlett, Middlebury Center, Pa., Earl Manning, Sabinsville, Pa.; 19 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Laura was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Klein Hess and Richard Manning, daughter, Evelyn Hess and stepdaughter, Joyce Manning.  At Laura's request, there will be no viewing or funeral service. Burial will be in Middlebury Union Cemetery.  Arrangements by Tussey- Mosher Funeral Home, A "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pa.  Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice, in Laura's name.  Funeral home obituary  – June 20, 2012

CLOOS Reuben
Wellsboro Gazette – Sept. 1, 1910
Death of Reuben Cloos.
Reuben Cloos, aged 78 years, one of Chatham's oldest and best known residents, died last Friday morning on the old homestead where he lived with his son, Butler after an illness of only about two weeks. Mr. Cloos was born on the farm where he died, which was the old homestead of his father, Reuben Cloos, Sr., one of the first settlers in this township. Mr. Cloos had been a a member of the M. E. church for over half a century and had been class leader in the church for nearly 40 years. He was a good friend and neighbor and gained the esteem and respect of all with whom he came in contact.  The deceased is survived by three sons and two daughters.  Frank, of Rochester, Grow, of Tompkins; Mrs. Frank Peak, of Wellsboro; Mrs. F. Weeks of Nelson, and Butler, who resides on the old homestead. The funeral was held Sunday at 2 p. m., at the M. E. church, Rev. E. W. Collings, the pastor, officiating.  Interment in the Keeneyville cemetery.

CLOOS Sarah A.
Wellsboro  Agitator - April 17, 1895
Little Marsh, April 15 - We are having more than our share of fatal cases of sickness this spring.  Mrs. Sarah Carpenter was taken sick last week Sunday evening and died at about ten o'clock Monday morning.  Mrs. Carpenter was the wife of C. A. Carpenter.  A misunderstanding a few years ago caused a separation, he going to the Western States and she staying upon the farm of fifty acres, which belonged to her in her own right.  The children worked the farm for her - first one, then the other, the husband making no demands of them.  There were five boys, all now married and one girl not married.  Mrs. Carpenter had a house and lot here where she was living with her daughter when she died.  Mr. Carpenter is expected home soon.

Wellsboro Agitator - December 1, 1937
Mrs. Hilton Ferris - The funeral of Mrs. Hilton Ferris, who died at the Blossburg Hospital, was held Sunday at Keeneyville; burial in the Middlebury Union cemetery.  Mrs. Virginia Cloos Ferris was the daughter of Coral and Louise Faulkner Cloos and was born June 10, 1916, in Chatham.  She was married to Hilton Ferris August 2, 1934 in Wellsboro.  They have lived in Middlebury three years.  Surviving are her husband and father; one sister, Bernice Cloos, and one brother, Robert; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Cloos, of Chatham, and Mrs. Ed West of Keeneyville and a great grandmother, Mrs. Stafford, of near Westfield; two aunts, Mrs. Ila Sticklin, of Wellsboro and Mrs. Maggie Stafford, of Westfield.

CLOSE Arthur Charles
Wellsboro Agitator - March 19, 1941
Arthur Charles Close, aged 69 years, died Monday, at his home, 64 West Avenue, Wellsboro, after an illness of nearly two years.  The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, at the Evans and Johnson Funeral Home, Rev. H. W. Mellnay, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating; burial in the Keeneyville cemetery.  Mr. Close is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nellie Smith Close, three children, John C., of Wellsboro; Ross A., of Norfolk, Va., and Mrs. Alton Kingsley, of Gillett, Pa., and three grandchildren, John and Helen  Close and Allen Kingsley.

 Helen M. Keeney, 75, of Middlebury Center RR 2 died Saturday, March 24,   2001, at home.  Born May 13, 1925, in Keeneyville, she was the daughter of John Sr. and Marion Morton Close.  She and her husband, Bud C. Keeney, would have celebrated their 47th  anniversary on April 13. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School. She was employed as a secretary for Corning Glass. She also was a school bus driver in the Wellsboro  area. She was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star in Wellsboro.    Preceding her in death was one brother, John Close Jr.  Marie A. Keeney of Middlebury Center; three grandchildren, April D. Bieber, Wynn M. Keeney and Nathan C. Keeney; and one great-grandchild, Clayton Bieber.  Calling hours were held Tuesday, March 27, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro.   Funeral services were held there Tuesday, March 27, with the Rev. Peter A.  DeVantier officiating.  Burial was made at Middlebury Union Cemetery.  The family provided the flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the   Family Life Center at Trinity Lutheran Church, West Avenue and Luther Lane,Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.

The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 26 Feb 1976, p. 12
John C. Close, age 80, of 26 Austin Street, Wellsboro, died February 24 at the Green Home. He was born June 11, 1895, the son of Arthur and Nellie Smith Close of Keeneyville. He is married to the former Anna Mae Kane. He was a retired accountant for the Pennsylvania Department of Highways having served in that capacity for 29 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wellsboro, a member of Ossea Lodge No. 317 F&AM, and Coudersport Consistory. He is a past member of the Irem Temple and the Keeneyville IOOF Lodge. Besides  his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Bud [Helen] Keeney of Middlebury Center, a son John Jr., of RD 6, Wellsboro; three step-daughters, Mrs. Charles [Evelyn] Crooks, RD 1, Wellsboro, Mrs. Donald [Mary Ellen] McCann of Savona, N.Y., Mrs. Frank [Peg] Moscovic of Buffalo, N.Y.; one step-son, Francis Kane of Greene, N.Y, 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Helena Kingsley of Penn Yan, N.Y., and a brother, Ross Close of Fairfax, Virginia. Friends may call at the Tussey Funeral Home on Wednesday afternoon between 2 and 4 and in the evening between 7 and 9. Funeral services will be held on Thursday [today] at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Richard T. Purchase and Rev. S. Wade Stewart officiating. Burial in the Middlebury Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to the First Baptist Church Building fund. [Submitter's note: John C. Close first married Marion Morton, 1897-1956].

COFFEY - Edward Coffey, 78, of Wellsboro died Wednesday. He was born September 16, 1884 at Fowlerville, NY, the son of Cornelius and Sophia Williams Coffey. Mr. Coffey is survived by a brother, James Coffey of Groveland, NY, and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home. The Rev. Everette Blowers officiated. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 27, 1962

Wellsboro Gazette - April 7, 1949
Sabinsville, Fred Colbath, 65, died at his home here Friday, following an illness of two years.  He was born in Hornell in 1885 and came to Sabinsville at the age of five years and for 35 years was employed at the Eberle Tanning Company at Westfield.  He was married to Bertha Rockwell, of Little Marsh in 1902.  He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Merle Johnston, of Westfield; two sisters, Mrs. Otto Maxdorf, of Buffalo and Mrs. Lula French, of Sabinsville; several nieces and nephews and one grandson.  Funeral services were held Monday at the home with the Rev. Cecil Palm, of the Sabinsville Baptist officiating.  Burial was made in the Keeneyville cemetery.

COLE Adaline
Mrs. Adaline Cady
In Middlebury, Dec. 26th (or 28th), 1874, Mrs. Adaline Cady, in the 60th year of her age. The subject of this notice has long lived, and was well known as an intelligent and virtuous member of society in Middlebury township.  In her death, her relatives and friends sustain a loss irreparable in time; but our loss is her gain. (Tuesday, January 5, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

COLE Editha
Wellsboro Agitator May 18 1921
Mrs. Editha C. Briggs, daughter of Isaiah and Betsey Short Cole, was born in Chatham Township, Aug. 4, 1836 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida Smith in Wellsboro, May 13, 1921, in the 85th year of her age.  She was twice married.  In 1858 she married Charles Bartholomew.  They had four children, Mr. Bartholomew died in 1872.  In 1875 she married Ebenezer H. Briggs, of Middlebury.  Since that time she made her home with her daughter, where she died.  She is survived by three children - Wallace Bartholomew of Tioga; Olen Bartholomew, of Hector, PA, and the above named daughter.  Herman Bartholomew died several years ago.  Seventeen grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren, one stepson, Rufus M. Briggs, of Jennings, LA, and one brother, Isaiah Cole, of South Boardman, Mich, also survive her.  Funeral services were held at the home of her daughter on Main street, Sunday at one o'clock, Rev. J. H. Stoody, of the M. E. Church officiating;  burial in the Bartholomew plot in the Keeneyville cemetery.

FULLER, Sylvia D.
Age 37 of RD 1, Tioga, Pa., Tuesday, April 23, 1974, at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira. Friends are invited to call at the Tussey Funeral Home, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services at the funeral home Thursday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. John Bedzyk officiating. Burial Middlebury Union Cemetery. Survived by husband, A. Jack Fuller; two daughters, Bethany and Lisa both at home; father Max Schneider of Horseheads; mother, Mrs. Eleanor Rodgers of Wellsburg, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Maxine Manning of Elmira; three brothers, Joe, Donald and Terry Cole all of Elmira. She was a member of the Pentecostal Tabernacle Church of Elmira.



Wellsboro Agitator – Wednesday, January 18, 1911

Mrs. Emeline A. Leach, widow of the late Myron Leach, of Little Marsh, died on Jan. 5 at the home of her son, Harvey B. Leach. Esq., in

Mansfield. Mrs. Leach was born on June 5, 1828, in Cortland county, NY.  At the age of 9 years she came with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry

B. Colegrove, to Middlebury township. Thenceforth, all her life, save the last five years, when she lived in the home of her only child, Harvey

B. Leach, in Mansfield, was passed in Middlebury and Chatham townships.  Besides her son, decedent is survived by two grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. John W. French, of Little Marsh; Mrs. Abram Day of East Chatham, and one brother, Amos D. Colegrove, of Mansfield.



Wellsboro Agitator – January 18, 1911


Little Marsh, Jan. 16— Mrs. E A Leach formerly of this place, died at the home of her son H. B. Leach. Esq., in Mansfield, on the 5th instant Mrs. Leach was born in Truxton, Cortland county N.Y.  June 5, 1828.  When nine years of age, she came with her parents Mr. and Mrs. H B Colegrove, to Middlebury.  She was converted when a young woman and in later years united with the Free Baptist church. She received an education at the old Union Academy, and for a time taught in the common schools.  Sept. 25th, 1855, she was married to Myron Leach, settling on a farm in Chatham, where they lived until Mr. Leach's death, which occurred in 1895.  Mrs. Leach still lived here until five years ago when she went to make her home with her son. Besides her son, she is survived by two sisters and one brother—Mr. A. D. Colegrove, of Mansfield; Mrs. M J Day of Deerfield, and Mrs. J. W. French, of Little Marsh. The funeral was held at the home of her son Saturday, the 7th; interment in the Keeneyville cemetery, beside her husband.


Wellsboro Agitator – June 24, 1908
Good Woman Gone to Her Reward
Little Marsh- Mrs. Orange Hotchkiss died at her home in Middlebury township on Saturday, aged 67 years.  Mrs. Hotchkiss had been an invalid for the past nine
years and for the greater part of the time was a great mother. She was a devoted wife and mother, never leaving her post until her strength failed her, faithfully caring for her husband who has been an invalid for more than 25 years.
She is survived besides her husband, by one daughter and four sons - Mrs. Jennie Stevens, of Danville, Pa.; Mr. Dayton Hotchkiss, of Crookedcreek; Elton J. Hotchkiss, of Wellsboro; Chester Hotchkiss and William who lives on the homestead farm; also by three sisters and one brother - Mrs. E. A. Leach of
Mansfield; Mrs. M. J. Day of Deerfield; Mrs. J. W. French of Little Marsh and Mr. A. D. Colegrove of Mansfield.  The funeral was held this (Monday) afternoon.

COLEGROVE - Valeda Angie VanHorn, age 93, formerly of Nelson, PA, died Thursday, May 29, 2009 at The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Valeda was born December 29, 1915 in Farmington Twp., PA, a daughter of Dean and Edna (West) Colegrove. She was the wife of George VanHorn of Wellsboro, PA.
Valeda is survived by her husband, George; a daughter, Betty Dean Meckes of Elmira, NY; two grandchildren, Dean Meckes and Jacqueline DiFlorio; four great grandchildren, Ryan Meckes, Brianne Meckes, Chelsea Levy and Christen LaFlamme. She was predeceased by two brothers, Morris and Edward Colegrove.
A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. at the Middlebury Union Cemetery, Middlebury, PA with the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA is assisting the family.

FAY M. COLTON, 77, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3, PA, died Friday, November 12, 1993 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after an extended illness.  He was born May 23, 1916 in Clare, NY, the son of Everett and Edith Sharpstein Colton.  He was employed by Lycoming Silca Sand and retired at the age of 75 in 1991.  He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Post 429, Canton; Morris Run American Legion Post 167; a lifetime member of Hillside Rod and Gun Club in Blossburg; and a former member of the Red Run Club in Trout Run, PA.  He is survived by his wife, Marion; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Rose Colton, Larry and Sandy Colton; a son, Ronald Colton; daughter, Susie Graham and Frank Bell; daughters and sons-in-law, Marylou and Raymond Comstock, Debbie and Marty Best, Lori and Doug Stone; Shirley and Edward Kirby of Leroy, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Leva and Merle Greenlee of Rochester, NY; 30 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held in the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on November 15 with Pastor Bradley Smith officiating and burial to be in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Middlebury, PA.  Memorials may be directed to the Troy Ambulance Association, Troy, PA. –Troy Gazette-Register.

 Mrs. Hilda F., 72, of Tioga, died Tuesday, September 5, 1972 in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  She was born in Tioga County March 5, 1900, a daughter of Orville and Mary Day Combs.  Surviving is a brother, Lee Combs, of Middlebury Center.  The funeral was held Thursday at Tussey’s 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery.  The Rev. Kermit Shrawder, pastor of the Middlebury United Methodist Parish, officiated.


CONKLIN Catherine A. Spencer

In Chatham, Tioga county, Pa., January 29th, 1876, Mrs. Catherine A. Spencer, aged 64 years and 9 months. Mrs. Spencer moved from the state of New York with her husband and family in the year 1840 to the place where she passed the remainder of her days. She has been a true and faithful mother. For many years she had been getting ready for the departure from this world where sorrow reigns to that unfading beauty, and left a bright evidence of her hope in Jesus. (Tuesday, February 15, 1876, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)


Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, Feb. 1, 1984
Celia B. Ferris, 97, formerly of Middlebury Twp., died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 1984 at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA where she was a resident. Born Aug. 4, 1886 in Chatham Twp, she was the daughter of Clark and Celestia Hackett Conley. Her husband, Frank Ferris, died in 1958. ...Surviving are: daughter, Mrs. Ruth Collins of Crescent City, Fla; sister, Mrs Della Reynolds, a resident of the Broad Acres Nursing Home, Charleston Twp; ............ Funeral services held Saturday, Jan. 28 and burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, July 10, 1940
Middlebury Center, July 9--Clark Conley, aged 84 years, died Saturday morning after several weeks' illness, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lelia Davis with whom he resided the past 20 years. He is survived by 3 daughters: Mrs. Davis of Middlebury; Mrs. Heber Reynolds and Mrs. Frank Ferris of Little Marsh, 2 grandchildren: Mrs. Edward Zurfluh of Westfield and Wilmont Reynolds of Elkland. Funeral services were held Monday at the home of Mrs. Davis and burial in the Keeneyville Cemetery.

Della Reynolds, 99 years of age, a resident of Broad Acres, formerly Little Marsh, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1987 at the nursing home. She was born May 9, 1888 in Chatham Twp., the daughter of Clark and Celestia Hackett Conley. Mrs. Reynolds was predeceased by her husband Herber. The retired owner and operator of the former Little Marsh General Store, she was a member of the WSCS of Little Marsh. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Wilda R. Zurfluh, Westfield and son Wilmont C. of St. Louis, Mo and 2 grandchildren. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro tonight from 7 to 8 pm and Thursday, 10:30 to 11.  Funeral services there Thursday at 11 am with the Rev. S. Wade Stewart presiding. Burial in the Middlebury Union Cemetery.

Wellsboro Gazette - Jan. 1, 1953
Mrs. Della M. Johnson, 81, of Middlebury Center, died Sunday evening, Dec. 28, at the home of her niece, Mrs. Frank Ferris, where she had resided for the past two and one-half years.  She was the daughter of Orange and Huldah Short Conley and the widow of William Johnson.  Surviving are three nieces, Mrs. Ferris, Mrs. Leila Davis, of Middlebury Center; Mrs. Hebe Reynolds, of Little Marsh.  Services were held Tuesday at the Keeneyville Church with the Rev. Squires officiating.  Burial in Middlebury Center.

Wellsboro Agitator - August 28, 1943
Wellsboro - Frederick Conley, 67, Middlebury farmer, died at his home, Thursday, August 26, 1943.  He was the son of the late Orange and Hulda Short Conley, and had lived in Middlebury his entire life.  Surviving are his wife and a sister, Mrs. William Johnson, Middlebury.  Services will be held at the late home at 2 p.m. Sunday, the Rev. Otis Fuller officiating.  Burial will be in Middlebury Cemetery.

Wellsboro Gazette - August 3, 1922
Death of John E. Conley Keeneyville, Aug. 2 - John E. Conley, of this place, died last Friday evening of Bright's disease at a hospital in Elmira.  Mr. Conley was born in Chatham township about 61 years ago.  On December 12, 1899, he was united in marriage to Miss Nettie Metler, who survives him and resides in their home in this place where they moved from their farm in Chatham a few years ago.  He is also survived by two brothers and one sister, Clark Conley, of Chatham; Fred Conley and Mrs. Della Johnson, of Losey Creek.

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Tuesday, December 16, 1890
Chatham, December 13, 1890—Mrs. S. W. Mosher, who had been suffering from cancer for several months died yesterday at about 2 in the afternoon. Aunt Mary--for so every one called her--was born in Cayuga County, NY nearly 70 years ago, and she lived there until after her marriage with Mr. Mosher. They moved into Chatham some 40 years ago and have resided here ever since. Mrs. Mosher was a loving and faithful wife, a tender mother, a good neighbor and a Christian woman. Her husband and 2 children survive her. The funeral is to be held on Sunday.

Wellsboro Agitator - July 31, 1907
Little Marsh, July 29 - Mr. Orange Conley died here today.  He was a soldier of the civil war, having served in a New York regiment of heavy artillery.  He was past 77 years of age and leaves a wife and four adult children.  He came from Locke, N.Y. when a young man, bought a farm in Chatham, where he lived until a few years ago, when he came to Little Marsh and bought a house and lot.  He was a genial, wholesouled man of many excellent qualities and his death is mourned by a host of friends.

COOLIDGE - Otis L. Coolidge, aged 62 years, died Saturday morning at his home on Central avenue, after a long illness. His wife died about six years ago. Surviving are two children, Miss Faye Coolidge of Elmira, and Ross A. Coolidge of St. Paul, Minnesota; one brother, Owen B. Coolidge of Jersey Shore; three sisters, Mrs. Millie Shaw and Miss Nelissa Coolidge of Middlebury and Mrs. George P. Westbrook of Wellsboro. Mr. Coolidge was born in Delmar Sept. 12, 1856. He was an Odd Fellow and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon. Rev. C.W. Sheriff officiating; interment at Keeneyville. - Wellsboro Agitator, October 9, 1918

Wellsboro Gazette – April 24, 1996
Almond H. "Coop" Cooper, 84, of Middlebury Center, RR 2, died Thursday April 18, 1996, at the Green Home Wellsboro Born April 23, 1911, at Chatham Township, he was the son of Everett Jason and Pearl M
Warren Cooper He was a retired employee of PennDOT for over 25 years He was a member of the Little
March United Methodist Church Preceding him in death was his wife, Edith M Grover Cooper, Jan 22, 1986 Surviving are a daughter and son in-law, Carol and George Carter of Galeton, a son and daughter in law, Everett and Nancy Cooper of Warren, a brother, Earl Cooper of Little Marsh, a sister and brother in
law, Sally and John Bieser of Little Marsh, five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. Calling hours  were held Friday, April 19, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  Funeral services were held
there, Saturday, April 20.  The Revs Kenneth R Kitzmiller and Eugene A Charsky officiated.  Burial was made in the Middlebury Union Cemetery, Middlebury Township.

Arland F. Cooper, 98, a long-time resident of Knoxville, died Mar. 22, 2002 in Rochester, N.Y.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Miller Cooper, in 1988.  Mr. Cooper divided his residence during each of the past several years between his sons' homes in Rochester and Basking Ridge, N.J., after living most of his life in Knoxville.  In later years he was an avid gardener and a devoted Yankee fan, and remained very active until his health failed in the last several months.  Mr. Cooper was a 1926 graduate of Bucknell University, and taught all science classes at Knoxville High School.  Changing careers in the early 1950s, he operated Cooper's Rexall Store in Knoxville for several years.  He served as mayor and secretary/treasurer of the Knoxville Borough Council at various times, and was an active member of the Knoxville Methodist Church.  Mr. Cooper was also a thirty-second degree mason.  Surviving are two sons and their spouses, Neil and Onolee Cooper, Rochester; Robert Cooper and Suzanne Maggiore, Basking Ridge; three grandchildren and spouses, Penny and Craig Gortner, Middletown, N.J.; Tom and Sandy Cooper, Rochester; Suzanne Hovey, Holly Springs, N.C.; and four great-grandchildren.  A memorial service for Mr. Cooper will be held Apr. 27, 2 p.m., at the Yoked Church of Knoxville.  The Rev. Nathyalya Sharp will officiate.  Memorial gifts may be made to "The Yoked Churches of Knoxville", Knoxville, Pa., 16928.  Arrangements by Kenyon Funeral Home Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, Pa.

Wellsboro Agitator - May 17, 1911
Little Marsh, May 17 - Thursday morning, like a thunder bolt from a clear sky, the news was circulated in our little village that Delos E. Cooper had committed suicide by hanging himself.  Mr. Cooper was 35 years, 8 months and 17 days old.  He was born in Chatham and spent all his life here.  He is survived, besides his wife, by one son, Lawrence, 7 years old, his father, Joseph Cooper; one sister, Mrs. Lelia Davis, and one brother, F. A. Cooper.  Delos as he was familiarly called, was a kind and friendly person, and had a cheerful greeting for all, young and old.  He was a merchant in this place for a good man, years, until his store was consumed by fire, over four years ago.  The funeral was held from his home Sunday, at 1 p.m., and was largely attended.  The Masons, of Westfield, of which lodge he was a member, had charge of the funeral.  The floral offerings were abundant and beautiful.  Many people from Wellsboro, Westfield, Knoxville, Elkland and Sabinsville were present.  There were over 100 Masons and Odd Fellows in line.   Rev. E. W. Collings, of East Charleston, officiating; burial in Hillside cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator - May 17, 1911
…Delos E. Cooper was born August 23, 1875, in Chatham township, Tioga county and was the son of Mr. Joseph Cooper who survives him.  His mother died about 24 years ago.  His wife, who was Miss Ada McNinch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene McNinch, of Westfield, also survives him, with one son, Lawrence E., aged 7.  Another son died in infancy.  He is besides survived by one brother, Fred Cooper, and a sister, Mrs. Lelia Davis, widow of the late Luther Davis, both of Little Marsh.  Mr. Cooper was a member of Westfield Lodge, No 477, F. & A. M., Middlebury Lodge, No. 844, I. O. O. F., and of the Westfield Lodge of the Maccabees.  He was formerly Postmaster at Little Marsh, for a number of years conducted a general store in that village and at the time of his death was serving as Forest Ranger.  He owned considerable fine farm property and was prosperous financially.   In politics he was a Republican, and was one of the leaders of his party in his home community.   He was a young man of many excellent qualities, was very popular and his death brings sorrow to all who knew him.  The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock, at the late home of the deceased.  Over 200 Masons and many Odd Fellows were present, Westfield Lodge, F. & A. M., having charge of the burial services.  A large delegation of Ossea Lodge No. 317 F. & A. M., of Wellsboro, attended in a body.  Seldom in the history of Tioga county has a man received a greater tribute of respect than was shown by the large attendance at the funeral of this fine young man.

Knoxville Library - Edgecomb Scrapbook - Everett J. Cooper
A Young Farmer Dies of Pneumonia After only a few Days Illness
Everett J.  Cooper died Friday, Feb. 20, 1920, at this farm home in Chatham, Pa., about a mile west of Little Marsh, after only four days illness of pnemonia.  He was the only son of ex-County Commissioner and Mrs. H. H. Cooper, of Knoxville.  He was born June 13, 1889.  He married Miss Pearl Warren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Warren, of Keeneyville, about ten years ago, since which time he has followed farming on his father's farm, and which farm his father recently sold to him.  Besides his wife he is survived by five children, four boys and one girl, the oldest nine years old and the youngest not yet two years old.  He is also survived by his parents and three sisters, who are Grace, wife of Fred J. Brownell, of Knoxville; Helen, wife of Prof. Walter Haight, of Johnstown, Pa. and Miss Ada Cooper, of Knoxville.  Funeral services were held from the home on Monday of this week, Feb. 23, 1920.  Rev. L. D. Adams officiating, and the interment was in the Keeneyville cemetery. Everett Cooper was everybody's friend within his scope of living and he was a useful young man in his neighborhood.  He was kind of heart, his aim in life was to observe the golden rule and "Do unto others as he would have them do unto him."  He could be relied upon by his neighbor in sickness and in health, and the many kindnesses that he had rendered to his neighbors they were only too willing to return when sickness and death came into the home of Mr. Cooper, and all were there to do anything in their power.  One neighbor, who did not learn of his serious illness until after death had claimed him, came and really wept that he was not notified in time that he too might have done something for Everett.  His habits in life were good and while his death is a sad blow to his family, parents and sisters, it will also be mourned by his many neighbors and friends, and it can be truthfully said that a good man has been taken, one whose life has been honest and upright and he will be missed by many.

Eugene Age 83 of Wellsboro, PA, died on Saturday, May 21, 2005. He was born on April 14, 1922 in Tiadaghton, PA, a son of the late Raymond and Bessie (Carl) Cooper. Mr. Cooper was married to Anna E. (Keck) Cooper on May 30, 1942 and had celebrated 62 years of marriage when she diedon August 25, 2004. Eugene was a lifelong resident of Delmar Township, where he had served two terms as a Township supervisor. He was a truck driver for the former H.W. Taynton's Trucking Co. for 36 years and owned Cooper's Diner. He enjoyed boating and spending time at their cottage on Seneca Lake. Mr. Cooper is survived by a daughter-in-law, Sandra M. Cooper of Wellsboro, PA; sister, Marrietta Stebbins of Williamsport, PA; grandchildren, Gary E. and Amy Cooper II, James F. and Debbi Cooper, both of Wellsboro, PA; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Anna, and a son, Gary E. Cooper. Friends may call on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Kristi Webster officiating . Interment will be in the Middlebury Union Cemetery.

Joseph Cooper Dies - Well-Known Little Marsh Resident Died of Heart Disease
Joseph Cooper, 78 years old, landowner and business man, widely known over this section of the state, died of heart trouble at this home in Little Marsh at 2:20 o'clock Wednesday morning September 23rd.  Funeral services in charge of Rev. John Rosengrant were held at the home on Saturday.  Pre-eminently a self-made man, Joseph Cooper was born in Chatham township, March 2, 1853 and from the age of 12 years made his way in the world without the advantages of early schooling.  When he was 17 years old, Joe Cooper, as he was best known, entered upon a farming career.  Successful in agriculture he soon became the owner of many hundreds of acres of Chatham township farm lands.  For more than 30 years Mr. Cooper shipped cattle and produce to the New York City markets, with financial success proportionate to his efforts to give service.  On July 9, 1870, he married Helen Mosher, a daughter of Charles A. and Lucy (Garner) Mosher of Clymer township.  With Mrs. Cooper, he was active in the church and social affairs in the community of Little Marsh and Chatham Township.  Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Lelia Davis, of Little Marsh, and her children - Joe, Harry and Mrs. Gladys Clark; two sisters, Mrs. Dana Learn of Nelson, and Mrs. Ella Dennis, of West Bingham, Bradford County; a half-brother, Ren Cooper, of Knoxville; two grandsons, Arland Cooper, of Knoxville and Lawrence Cooper, of Danville, and a nephew, Seward Wattles, of Little Marsh.  Joseph Cooper was an outstanding Tioga countian.  Typical of a land owning, trading class that is rapidly passing, he brought much in the line of successful farming and trading to Tioga County.  His presence will be missed.  An active Republican for many, many years, a supervisor and a school director of Chatham Township; Mr. Cooper was also a member of the I.O.O.F. and of the Grange.

COOPER Nathaniel
Wellsboro Agitator - October 30, 1940
Nathaniel Cooper, aged 75 years, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, at his home at Wellsboro Junction.  He was born in Bradford, son of Burdick and Martha Hastings Cooper and is survived by his widow; two sons, Raymond, of Wellsboro Junction, and Thomas, of Wellsboro, and a brother Edward, of Sabinsville.  He was am employee of the New York Central Railroad, retiring in 1935.  Prayer services were conducted at the Bastian Funeral Home Saturday and funeral services at the Keeneyville Methodist church, Rev. Mr. DeGraw officiating; burial in the Keeneyville cemetery.

Sarah C. (Sally) Bieser, 87. of Little Marsh RR#4 died Sunday, February 16, 2003 at home.  Born Sept. 30, 1915 in Chatham Township, she was the daughter of Everett and Pearl Warren Cooper.  She was the wife of Walter R. (John) Bieser whom she married April 11, 1936.  She was a graduate of Westfield High School; a home-maker; member of the Jemison Valley Bretheren-in-Christ Church; member and past matron of the Knoxville Lodge #328 O.E.S., Knoxville, Preceding her in death were a son, Glenn Bieser in 2001; brothers, Hasper, Cecil, Henry and Almond (Coop) Cooper.  Surviving besides her husband, are daughter and son-in-law Ira Steckenfinger of Jersey Shore; daughter-in-law Viola Bieser of Middlebury Center; brother, Earl Cooper of Middlebury Center; sister-in-law Marie Cooper of Tioga; brother-in-law, Jim Carpenter of Westfield; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; special friends, Leland and Laura Rouse and Arden and Betty Sweet of Middlebury Center; several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends were invited to Sarah's Life Celebration on Wednesdfay, Feb. 19 at the Little Marsh Methodist Church/Services followed with pastor Beth Stutler and pastor Jay Morris officiating.  Burial was made at Middlebury Union Cemetery.  Memorial may be made to the Little Marsh United Methodist Memorial Fund, Little Marsh, Pa, 16935 or to the Jemison Valley Bretheren-in-Christ Church, R.R., Westfield, Pa. 16950.  Arrangements were handled by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home," Wellsboro.

Carpenter, Ida A. age 82, of RD 2, Middlebury Center, Penna. Friday, July 27, 1973 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Body is at Tussey Funeral Home and will be removed to the family home where friends may call Saturday evening and Sunday. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Holiday, Pa., Rev. Robert Reese, burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Elwood (Eloise) Robinson of Crooked Creek, Pa.; sons, Charles G. Carpenter of Norfolk, Virginia and Leonard F. Carpenter of Middlebury Center, Pa.; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. [Ida Copley, daughter of Jerome B. and Adelaide WHITE Copley]

Tioga County Courthouse book 1 118 line 42
Mary Cornell d. 8/15/1904 31y 3m 26d teacher born and died Chatham - indegestion 2weeks - buried Keeneyville parents Charles and Esther Cornell

CORWIN Charles S
Wellsboro Agitator - October 23, 1929
Charles Corwin, aged 74 years, died Oct. 15, at the home of his son, George Corwin, at Crookedcreek.  He is survived by his son and one brother, Henry Corwin, of Wellsboro, and three grandchildren, Mary Corwin and Doris and Pauline Jackson, of Corning.  The funeral was held Friday, Rev. Mr. Crippen officiating; burial in the Keeneyville cemetery.

CORWIN Charles S
Wellsboro Agitator - October 23, 1929
Crookedcreek, Oct. 21 - Charles S. Corwin died at the home of his son, October 15, aged 74 years, 6 months and 13 days.  He is survived by one son, George, of Crookedcreek, and one daughter, Mrs. Henry Jackson, of Corning, and three grandchildren.  One son, Perry, and daughter, Mary, deceased.  One brother, Henry, of Wellsboro, also survives.  He was born in Farmington in 1855 and always lived near that place.  He was a member of the Middlebury First M. E. church.  The funeral was held in the Baptist church at Holiday, Rev. Orey Crippen, pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. R. F. Sipley, pastor of the C. & M. A. church; burial in the Keeneyville cemetery.  Those from out of town who attended the funeral were:  Mr. and Mrs. Will Hotchkiss and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hotchkiss, of Cortland, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Archie Niles, of Addison Hill; Mr. and Mrs. Elton Hotchkiss, of Elmira; Mrs. W. F. Eastwood, of Cuba, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Jackson and children, of Corning.

Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA -- Wednesday, September 8, 1999, Pg 7
Edna G. Cummings, 88 of Chatham Township died Sunday, Sept 5, 1999 at the Green Home, Wellsboro.  Born May 5, 1911 in Locey Creek, she was the daughter of Raymond and Helen Short Costley.  She was a lifelong resident of Middlebury Center area and she helped her husband operate the farm on Butler Hill for many years.  Preceding her in death was her husband, Ross L. Cummings, on Feb. 11, 1982.  Surviving are nephews, Ronald Costley of Wellsboro, Maynard Costley of Orlando, Fla., Arland Costley of Wellsboro, Leonard Costley of Wellsboro and Leon Costley of Winter Garden, Fla.,; niece, Cornelia Scarborough of Wellsboro; and several great nieces and great nephews.  Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, on Thursday, Sept. 9 from 10 am to 11am.  Funeral services will be held there Thursday Sept. 9 at 11am with the Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiating.  Burial will be made at Middlebury Union Cemetery.

COSTLEY Ernest Hugh
Wellsboro Agitator - June 6, 1945
Ernest Hugh Costley, aged 24 years, of Middlebury, died at the Blossburg hospital following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident at Lawrenceville.  He was born Oct. 24, 1921, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Costley.  He was employed by the New York Central and was a member of the Shortsville Baptist Church.  His widow, nee Helen Hancy, parents and a sister, Mrs. Ross Cummings, of Knoxville; two brothers, Clyde, of Broughton Hollow, and Leon of Antrim; two aunts, Mrs. Bordone Davis and Mrs. Ida Kenyon, of Middlebury; several nieces and nephews, survive.  The funeral was held  May 31 at the Shortsville Baptist church; burial in Middlebury.

Wellsboro Agitator – September 21, 1927
Death of Leroy Costley
Little Marsh, Sept. 19 - Leroy Costley, son of Levi and Betsy Costley, was born in Deerfield, June 6, 1851, one of seven brothers.  He died at his home, Sept. 17, 1927.  He was married to Ida Keeney Oct. 3, 1876, who with one son ,Raymond, and four grandchildren survive him; funeral was held at Chatham Valley on Tuesday, Rev. Peacock, officiating; interment in the Keeneyville cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator - December 31, 1953
Raymond Costley, 75, Middlebury RD 1, died Monday, December 28, 1953, in the Blossburg State Hospital.  He was born Jan. 13, 1878, the son of Leroy and Ida Keeney Costley, Middlebury Township.  Surviving are his wife, Helen, two sons, Leon, of Antrim and Clyde of Wellsboro RD 1 and one daughter, Mrs. Edna Cummings, Knxoville RD 1.  Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday from the funeral home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro.  The Rev. Elmer Pitcher will officiate and burial will be in Middlebury Union Cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator - April 18, 1923
--Mrs. Adeline Thompson, aged 71 years, died Monday morning.  She was born at Warwick, N.J., Feb. 14, 1852, a daughter of William H. and Phebe Curran Crampton.  The funeral will be held this afternoon; interment at Keeneyville.

Wellsboro Agitator - September 2, 1925
--James Crampton, aged 76 years, formerly of Keeneyville, died Aug. 27, at the Tioga County Home.  The funeral was held Sunday, burial at Keeneyville.

Wellsboro Agitator - November 23, 1932
Mrs. Eugene French, aged 49 years, died Monday at the state hospital at Danville.  She is survived by her husband.  The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at Keeneyville; burial in the Keeneyville cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA--Wednesday, June 10, 1908
Mrs. Allen Mosher, of Little Marsh, Chatham Twp., was drowned in a rainbarrel last Wednesday morning. Some time ago she suffered a stroke of apoplexy which partially paralyzed one side. It is thought that she was working about the house and went out on the side porch and attempted to dip some water from the barrel when she became dizzy or lost her balance and fell into the barrel. At the time of the accident her husband was away from home and her body was not discovered until he returned. Mrs. Mosher was 67 years of age. She was a mother of Mrs. D C Avery and a sister of Mrs. Addie Thompson of Wellsboro.

Wellsboro Agitator - April 19, 1911
William H. Crampton, aged 67 years, of Chatham, committed suicide Monday morning, by hanging himself.  He had been a great sufferer of rheumatism for some time, and despondency over his hopeless physical condition so preyed upon his mind that he determined to end his misery.  He went to the barn shortly before noon and when members of his family went to the barn not long after, Mr. Crampton's lifeless body was found hanging by a strap from a beam.  Coroner Secor, of Westfield, was summoned, but deemed an inquest unnecessary.  Mr. Crampton is survived by his wife and seven daughters, three brothers, James, of Wellsboro; Norman, of Knoxville, and John, of Binghamon, and one sister, Mrs. Addie Thompson, of Wellsboro.

CROFT Helen - Mrs. Helen M. Smith, aged 67, died on Dec. 20th [1908]. She was a daughter of John S. and Rosilla Croft, deceased, and was born at Rome, Bradford county, on March 14, 1841. Her parents removed to Chatham when she was a girl and when 16 years of age she began teaching school and later attended the Mansfield Normal School. On Nov. 20, 1864, she was married to Mr. Almon[d] J. Smith. Two sons and two daughters and the following brothers and sisters survive her: Samuel M. Croft of Muskegon, Mich.; Clayton D. Croft of Chatham; Mrs. Olive I. West of Middlebury; Wayne M. Croft of Pittsburgh; and L.L. Croft of Rubermont, VA. The funeral was held last Wednesday, Rev. L.V. Morgan officiating; burial in the Keeneyville cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 30, 1908. p.8

CUMMINGS - Mrs. Alice C. Keeney, 89, of RD#2, Middlebury Center, died Friday, Feb. 29, 1987, in the Green Home, Wellsboro. Her husband, Seymour B. Keeney, died in 1975. Born at Middlebury Center July 12, 1897, she was a daughter of Gordon C. and Jayne Button Cummings. Mrs. Keeney was a member of Middlebury Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Fred [Ruth] Elliott of Middletown, and Mrs. Robert [Marleia] Owens of Horseheads, NY; four sons, Erwin W. of Daytona Beach, FL, Bud C. and Jordan B., both of Middlebury Center, and A. Paige of Mansfield; nine grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral was held Sunday at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Middlebury Township. The Rev. James Snyder, her pastor, officiated.


CUMMINGS Delia French – Mrs. D.J. French – Delia Cummings, aged 68 years, was born in Groton, Tompkins county, N.Y. Jan. 16, 1850 and died Jan. 25, 1918 of cancer of the bowels, at her home in Middlebury.  When 17 years of age she went to the home of her uncle and his wife to assist in household duties and to help care for her grandfather in his declining years.  For three years she was thus employed.  During this time she became acquainted with David J. French of Cayuga county, N.Y., and they were married at the home of her uncle on Oct. 27, 1870 by Rev. Chas. Smith.  To them three children were born – George B., who died in infancy; Mrs. Lewis Beard and Dwight French, both of Middlebury, who with her husband survive her, besides ten grandchildren and three brothers – C G and Cassius Cummings, both of Middlebury, and Dr. V.W. Cummings, of Oswaso, Pa.  In the evening of Jan. 25, when the clock which has withstood the strain of all the years of her married life told us in tones too plainly to be misunderstood that the eleventh hour had come, her spirit soared unto that unknown realm from which none ever return.  As a companion, mother and friend she was one of the best.  She united with the Free Baptist church at its organization, afterward with the Alliance church.  Funeral services were held at the church, Rev. Frederick Hayes officiating, burial in the Keeneyville cemetery.  Wellsboro Agitator, 6 Feb 1918.


Earl D. CUMMINGS, 75, of Tioga, died Friday, July 11, 1952.  He was born at Middlebury and had lived in Tioga the past 30 years.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Myrtie F. Cummings; sons, Earl. D. Cummings Jr. of California, Gurdon and Edward of Tioga RD, Minor of Corning, Warren of Elmira, Sgt. Lloyd Cummings of Ft. Bragg, N.C., and 2nd Lt. Eldon Cummings of Hokkaido Island, Japan; step-daughter Mrs. Irene Maston of Tioga; 24 grandchildren and on step-granddaughter and one great-grandchild; brothers, George of Middlebury and Lee of Troy; sister, Mrs. Alice Keeney of Middlebury.  Funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Shaw and Robena Funeral home Mansfield, the Rev. David Burrows officiating.  Burial was in Middlebury Union Cemetery at Keeneyville.


EDNA O. CUMMINGS, age 87, of the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA, died January 14, 1997 at the Green Home.  She was born October 23, 1909 in Middlebury Township, the daughter of the late L. W. and Olaf Bryant Cummings.  She was a retired employee of Corning Glass Works, former Wellsboro Division, where she received her 50 year pin in 1993.  She was a member of the Wellsboro United Methodist Church, a member of the Mary Wells Chapter No. 452 O.E.S., Wellsboro, PA, and a former member of the Rebekah Lodge, Wellsboro, PA.  She is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Roy W. and Margaret Cummings, Troy, PA; brother-in-law, Arthur Lofgren, Wellsboro, PA; a very special friend, Pat Whittle, Wellsboro, PA; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a sister; Nina Lofgren in 1993, and a brother, Ralph Cummings, in 1942.  Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA on Saturday, January 18, 1997 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. with the funeral service there at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. John Halderman, her pastor, officiating.  There will be an Eastern Star Service Saturday, January 18, 1997 at 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial in Middlebury Union Cemetery.  Family will provide flowers.  If desired, memorials may be sent to a charity of one’s choice or to the Green Free Library, Main Street, Wellsboro, PA in her memory.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

CUMMINGS Lloyd G. Age 82, of Tioga, PA, died on Tuesday, September 19, 2006, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born on November 12, 1923 in Tioga, PA, a son of the late Earl D. and Myrtie (Stratton) Cummings. Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife, Jerry Lee Cummings. Lloyd was a 1941 graduate of the Tioga Consolidated High School. He served as a Chief Warrant Officer 3 in the U.S. Army and was in World War II and the Vietnam War. Lloyd was a founding member of the Sergeant Christopher M. Pusateri Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association (all airborne). Lloyd is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Connie Cummings of York, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, Col. Eldon L. and Maria del Carmen Cummings of Middlebury Center, PA; three granddaughters and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was predeceased by five brothers, Minor, Warren, Edward, Earl, Charles "Gurd" Cummings; and two sisters, Matie Cummings and Irene Maston. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, September 25, 2006, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2006, at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Of Tioga, Church St., Tioga, PA. Burial will be in Middlebury Union Cemetery, Middlebury Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Lloyd's name to the 82nd Airborne Association Educational Fund, PO Box 65089, Fayetteville, NC 28306-5089, or the American Legion Scholarship Endowment Fund PA Dept. Headquarters, PO Box 2324, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2324.

CUMMINGS –NINA G. LOFGREN, 79, of Wellsboro, PA died Thursday, October 21, 193 at her residence.  She was born March 12, 1914 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Lee W. and Alaf Bryant Cummings.  A resident of Wellsboro for the past 60 years, she was a caseworker for the State of Pennsylvania in the Public Assistance Office in Wellsboro for over 20 years.  She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Arthur F. Lofgren; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia D. and Ted C. Cedarstrand, Ridgewood, NY, Joan E and John R. Gosnell, Lima, OH; brother, Roy Cummings, Troy, PA; sister, Edna Cummings, Wellsboro, PA; four grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a son, Arthur F. Lofgren Jr.  Funeral services were held at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro on October 24 with the Rev. Dr. Robert K. Greer officiating and burial to be at Middlebury Union Cemetery.  Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St., Wellsboro, PA.  –Troy Gazette-Register.


CUMMINGS Terry L. Gleason

53, of Wellsboro, died on Thursday, March 7, 2013.  She was born on July 30, 1959, in Wellsboro a daughter of the late Rexford D. and Iva (Tillinghast) Cummings, Sr. Terry was the wife of Maynard "Flip" Gleason and was employed by Truck Lite, Wellsboro.  She is survived by her husband; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Larry and Sharon Cummings of Mansfield, Bob Cummings of Tioga, Rex and Bonnie Cummings of Wellsboro, Tom and Janet Cummings of Mansfield; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and Howard Campbell of Wellsboro, Dianne and Bob Wandell of Mansfield, Sandy and John Snell of Blandon, Jeanie and Marlon Ortega of Jacksonville, Fla., Robin and Ron Southard of Middlebury Center; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  Viewing will be on Wednesday, March 13, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro.  Funeral will follow at 11 a.m., at the funeral home with Pastor Michael Bernard officiating. All friends and neighbors are invited to attend. Interment will be in the Middlebury Union Cemetery.   Wellsboro Gazette – March 9, 2013

Nov. 29, 1944
Mrs. Eva Reagan, of Elmira, died Nov. 22, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira.  She was the daughter of Mrs. George Hastings, of Knoxville, and is survived by her husband and one sister, Mrs. Eugene Miller, of Knoxville, and one nephew, William Miller.

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