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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Farmington Township, Tioga County PA
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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

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21 OCT 2007
Pleasant Valley Cemetery Listing 2007

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.

PHELPS, Flossie Mae of Nelson, R.D. (the Thornbottom Road) died at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro on Sunday, September 16th, 1973. She was 68 years old, and was the wife of Frank C. Phelps. The family received callers at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon and evening. Funeral services are being held there this afternoon at 2 o’clock, with Pastor Robert A. Hoffman of Wellsboro officiating. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Farmington. Mrs. Phelps was born on January 4th, 1905 in New York State, the daughter of Augustus and Mabel (Mowcumber) Aldrich, and was a member of Alert Grange #905, Nelson.  Survivors are; husband, Frank; sons, Milton of Lawrenceville, Robert of Bangor, LeRoy of R.D., Nelson, Frederick of Nelson, Edward of Elkland, James of R.D., Nelson, George of R.D., Nelson, John of R.D., Nelson, Winston of Bath, N.Y.; daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Beatrice) Stratton of R.D., Nelson, Mrs. Louie (Fanny) Williammee of Monroeton, Mrs. Richard (Doris) Peterson of Holley, N.Y.; brothers, Richard Aldrich of Woodhull, N.Y., Glenn Aldrich of Sodus Point, N.Y., Harley Aldrich of R.D., Osceola, Ernest Aldrich of Palmdale, Calif., Donald Aldrich of Tioga; sisters Mrs. Kenneth (Florence) Welch of Addison, N.Y., Mrs. Edna Gee of R.D. Elkland, Mrs. Clifford (Gertrude) Stickler of Cameron Mills, N.Y., Mrs. Calvin (Arloween) Hall also of Cameron Mills; 22 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Wellsboro Agitator – January 5, 1949
Victor H. Baker, aged 71 years, died Dec. 25, at his home in Farmington.  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Fannie Wilson of Pleasanton, N.J., and Mrs. Glenn Moore, of Elkland; one son, Aaron, at home; one sister, Mrs. Lelia Seamans, of Lawrenceville; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Thursday, Rev. Harry Gayley, officiating; burial in the Pleasant Valley cemetery, Farmington.

Wellsboro Agitator - July 7, 1885
Mrs. Polly Weeks, the mother of Rev. Charles Weeks, died at her home in West Farmington recently, at the age of 91, after a lingering illness of six weeks.  She was twice married and was the mother of seven children.  She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for over sixty-five years.   Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Farmington

Wellsboro Agitator – July 2, 1902
Mrs. Sarah Johnson, who was stricken with paralysis two weeks ago, died Thursday morning.  The funeral was held from the Methodist church Sunday at 11 a.m.  Burial at Pleasant Valley, Rev. L. A. Davis officiating.

Wellsboro Agitator – August 18, 1909
--Mr. Benjamin Casbeer, aged 31 died on August 7th, following an operation for appendicitis at his home at French Hill.  He had been ill for several weeks.  His wife and three children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Casbeer, one brother and one sister survive him.

Wellsboro Agitator – August 11, 1920
--Daniel Casbeer died at his home in Osceola July 30, after three weeks’ illness of kidney trouble.  He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Charles Preston, of Lawrenceville; one son, Fred, of Pleasant Valley, and four grandchildren.

Wellsboro Agitator – February 4, 1920
Charles Coates, who recently returned from Athens to his farm above town, died at his home Thursday, of pneumonia.  The funeral was held Sunday.

Wellsboro Agitator – July 26, 1911
--John Coates died at his home near Elkland on July 12, of diabetes; aged 86 years.  He was born midway between Elkland and Osceola, on the farm now owned by Dr. W. G. Humphrey.  He was the youngest son of Lintsford and Mary (Taylor) Coates.  Three of the boys, Timothy, David and John grew to manhood on the farm. Morgan died at seven years of age.  Mr. Coates had five sisters, all of whom are dead.  He is survived by his wife and one son, Charles Coates, a daughter, Eppa, having died about 15 years ago.

Wellsboro Agitator – September 8, 1937
Charles F. Davenport, aged 81 years, died Wednesday at the home of his son, Adna Davenport at Gravel Bank.  He was born in Sullivan, Pa., Sept. 18, 1856, son of Cyrus and Mary Ann Hartman Davenport.  Surviving relatives are:  five daughters, Miss Sarah Davenport, of Jacksonville, Florida; Mrs. Edith Knoll, of Elkland; Mrs. Edward Nelson, of Coldwater, N.Y.; Mrs. John Neff, of Mohawk, N.Y.; Miss Lora Davenport, of Knoxville; three sons, Alva and Hugh Davenport, of Rochester and Adna Davenport, of Knoxville, and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  His wife, Mrs. Rachel Baxter Davenport, died four years ago.  Funeral services were held Friday; burial in Pleasant Valley cemetery.

Wellsboro Gazette – July 3, 1918
Frank Davenport, who has been ill for a long time, died at his home in Nelson June 25.  The funeral was held Friday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Goodrich, officiating, assisted by Rev. Mr. Poland and Rev. Mr. Smith; burial in the Pleasant Valley cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator – May 20, 1931
Lewis Davenport, aged 56 years, dropped dead Saturday afternoon while loading stock near the New York Central Station in Lawrenceville.  Heart failure was  given as cause of death.  Mr. Davenport was born in Farmington, 56 years ago, son of Frank and Amanda Larison Davenport.  For several years he was a school teacher in Farmington.  Then he purchased the Horton farm in Lawrence and went into the business of stock dealing and raising.  He also owned a feed mill at Nelson.  Besides his widow, who was Lucy Skinner before her marriage, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Fred Carr, of Nelson.  The funeral was held Tuesday; burial in Pleasant Valley cemetery.

Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA--Thursday, March 19, 1896
Died at Elkland, PA., March 12, 1896, of consumption, Era Gleason, aged 17 years.



Chester Johnson, of Corning, died in the hospital of the Odd Fellows' Home at Lockport, having been an invalid for several years.  He was born in  Farmington, 54 years ago, and was the youngest son of Myron and Alzuma Johnson.  He leaves, besides his wife, one daughter, Leora, of Corning; three sons, Percy E., a sergeant in Co. F, 309th Regiment, at Camp Dix; Robert, who is attending school at Lockport, and Alfred, in Huchinson High School, Buffalo.  Two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Stevens of Nelson, and Mrs. Emma Peters, of Osceola; one brother, Richard, of Elmira' one half-brother, Richard, of Elmira; one half-brother, Charles Mourie, of Farmington, and one half-sister, Mrs. Mary Chamberlain.  The funeral was held in the Methodist church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Poland officiating, assisted by Rev. Mr. Goodrich, burial at Pleasant Valley.  Wellsboro  Agitator, 13 Feb 1918.


Wellsboro Agitator – April 29, 1936
Seymour M. Kirk, aged 47 years, of Elkland, died April 21, after a long illness.  He is survived by his widow, his mother, Mrs. Kirk, of Nelson; a son, Adelbert, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Buck and Mrs. Wendel Mathers, of Elkland, and Miss Bessie Kirk, at home; two sisters – Mrs. Minnie Stewart, Mrs. Kate Cooper, of Nelson; three brothers, Leslie, of Nelson; Archie, of Lindley, and William, of Orleans county, N.Y.  The funeral was held Friday; burial in the Pleasant Valley cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator – June 24, 1908
William Kirk died at his home in this place last Wednesday, after a sickness of eight weeks.  The funeral was held from his late home here on Saturday and was largely attended.  He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his loss.

KOBBE Dennis J.
61, of 6 Ivy St., Bath, diedWednesday April 1, 2009, at the Arnot Odgen Medical Center in Elmira. He was born in Elmira, November 24, 1947, the son of Earl and Lucille Richlin Kobbe. Dennis was a 1965 graduate of Southside High School in Elmira, served in the Naval Air Force from 1966-1968. He then worked for Welliver Construction from 1969-1981 as a bricklayer, he was a bartender at the Hammondsport Legion for several years, and then in 1983, he became a corrections officer with N.Y. State working at Sing-Sing, Attica and then retiring from Groveland in 2005. He was a member of the Bath Legion, Bath VFW, and the Bath Lodge of Elks. Surviving are his longtime companion, Barbara G. Allen of Bath; son, Jody Kobbe of Millerton, PA; daughter, Colleen (Ron) Johnson of WA; brothers, Donald (Jean) Kobbe of Elmira and Danny Joe Kobbe of Elmira; sisters, Linda (Roger) Balmer of Horseheads and Ann (Tom Mason) Kanary of Hornell; Barb's children, Bonnie (Lee) Covell, Barbara (Bill) Fries, Beverly Allen and David (Carmella) Allen, and Donna Sue (Jeff) Kerrick; grandchildren, John James, Joseph, and Lauren Kobbe, Nicholas, Nikita and Samantha Johnson, Jason, Jimmy and Ann Marie Covell, Bill and Katlyn Fries, and Jake and Mary Allen; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Wednesday, April 8th, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the La Marche Funeral Home, 35 Main St., Hammondsport where Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m., Maureen O'Nell will officiate. An Elks service will immediately follow the funeral service. Interment with full Military Honors will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. After the interment, everyone is invited to the Bath Legion for a luncheon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Finger Lakes Humane Society, 76315 State Route 54, Bath, NY 14810 or a charity of one's choice.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/3/2009

Wellsboro Agitator – May 1, 1940
Mrs. Amanda Davenport, aged 84 years, of Nelson, died April 23, at 6:45 a.m., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Cass.  She was born at Ridgbury, Pa., daughter of Oscar and Doris Edgerton Larrison.  On Nov. 27, 1872, she was married to Frank Davenport.  In 1917 they removed to Nelson where Mr. Davenport died June 25, 1918.  She is survived by Mrs. Cass, one granddaughter, Mrs. Burton Bailey, of Red Creek, and three great grandchildren, Mrs. Doris Peterson of Corning and John and Winston Phelps of Nelson.  Mrs. Davenport was a member of the Nelson Methodist church and a past Grand Noble of Eugenia Rebekah Lodge No. 465, of Nelson.  The funeral was held Friday, Rev. Roland Osgood officiating; burial in the Mourey cemetery in Farmington.    (buried in Pleasant Valley according to the cemetery records)

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA-- Wednesday, January 2, 1907
Mr Clement Dessault Northrop, aged 52, died suddenly on December 20th at his home at Tompkins, Lawrence township. He was born in Brookfield on September 30, 1854, and spent most of his life in Tioga county. On April 26, 1876, he married at Monterey, NY, Miss Naoma Weeks, daughter of Rev. Charles Weeks and to them 5 children were born, who with their mother, survive. They are: Leah G., wife of a Congregational minister at Farnhamville, Iowa; Kate C., teacher in the High Scool at South Amboy, NJ; Charles W., in the employ of the B&S, at Austin; George S. and John D., twins, the former telegraph operator at Lakeside, Geneva, NY and the latter a student at Syracuse University. Besides his wife and children, his aged father, Mr. George W. Northrop, sister, Mrs. M. N. Edwards, of Potterbrook and one half sister, Mrs W. D. Jordan of Troupsburg, NY survive him. The deceased was a member of the Methodist Church and was beloved by all who knew him. He was a public-spirited, progressive and patriotic citizen, a true friend and a loving husband and father. At the time of his death he was Postmaster at Tompkins, the office having recently been re-established. He was always diligent and painstaking in his attention to his duties and was one of the most prominent and substantial citizens of that part of the county. The funeral services were held sunday, December 23rd at noon at the home of S. A. Weeks, brother-in-law of the deceased, in Elkland, Rev. D. O.Chamberlayne, officiating. Interment in the Pleasant Valley cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator – March 31, 1926
Mrs. Sarah Casbeer, aged 68 years, of Farmington, a former resident of this place (Elkland), died at the home of her son, Fred Casbeer, Friday, March 26, after several weeks’ illness from injuries received when she recently fell on the ice and fractured her hip.  She is survived by one son, Fred Casbeer, of Farmington, with whom she made her home; by one daughter, Mrs. Charles Preston, of Lawrenceville; by four grandchildren, Clifton Casbeer and Donald Casbeer, of Farmington, and Robert Casbeer, and Mrs. Maurice Harding, of Elkland; also one great grandson.  Mrs. Casbeer had been a resident of this place for several years and only recently moved with her son, Fred Casbeer, and family, to their farm in Farmington.  While here she made many warm friends who were saddened to learn of her demise.  She was a beautiful Christian character, loved and respected by all who knew her.  The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock at her late home, Rev. Mr. Alty, of the M. E. Church, of Elkland, officiating; interment in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

EDWARD E. PHELPS, age 80 of Blossburg, formerly of Harrison Valley, passed away on Monday, February 9, 2015 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born June 7, 1934 in Nelson, PA, he was the son of the late Frank and Flossie (Adlrich) Phelps. Edward served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He  worked in his father’s sawmill and also at K. House and Son Lumber Company. He was a member of the Nelson Odd Fellows and the Valley View Assembly of God Church in Knoxville. Edward loved the outdoors, gardening and pitching horseshoes. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary; his children, Tresia (Bob) Sparks of Blossburg, PA, Dan Tucker of Mansfield, PA and Sue (Roger) Kibbe of Harrison Valley, PA; granddaughter, Rebecca Tucker and great grandchildren, Ethan Edward Gene Rohrer and Kylee Jean Rohrer; along with 5 additional grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; his brother, James (Sharon) Phelps of Nelson; his sister, Beatrice Stratton of Nelson, PA and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Edward was preceded in death by his son, Barry Lee Phelps; brothers, Robert, Milton, John, Frederick, George, LeRoy and Winston Phelps and his sisters, Doris Peterson and Fanny Williamee. A memorial service will be held at the Valley View Assembly of God Church on Saturday, 11:00 AM with Rev. Jonathan Hardt officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Farmington in the spring. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Valley View Assembly of God Church, 207 Seeley St., Knoxville, PA. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home. –2/11/2015


PHELPS Frederick Nathan

Age 73, of #1599 Thornbottom Road, Nelson, PA, died Thursday, January 25, 2007, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born February 16, 1933 in Farmington Twp., PA, the son of Frank and Flossie Aldrich Phelps. Fred was raised on the family farm and spent most of his life working on the farm and in his father's sawmill. In later years, Fred took pride in being a member of Partners in Progress and Martha Lloyd. Survived by brother, Milton Phelps, Elmira, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward and Mary Phelps, Harrison Valley, PA, James and Sharon Phelps, Nelson, PA, George and Rosemary Phelps, Nelson, PA, John and Alberta Phelps, Nelson, PA; brother and close friend, Winston Phelps and Doris Healy, Nelson, PA; devoted sister and caregiver, Beatrice Stratton, Nelson, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert, LeRoy and Marion Phelps; and sisters, Doris Peterson and Fannie Williamee. Family and friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., #214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA, Sunday from 5-6:00 p.m., where funeral services will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. immediately following the visitation. Rev. Dr. Roger G. Wagner, Offc. Burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Farmington Twp., PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Assn. and the Nelson Vol. Fire Co. in Fred's memory.


JAMES A. PHELPS age 79 of Pleasant Valley Rd., Lawrenceville passed away Oct. 21, 2019 at his home with his family by his side. He was born July 13, 1940 in Blossburg the son of Frank and Flossie Aldrich Phelps.  He worked for the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers for 15 years, was a welder, worked for the Phelps family sawmill and Kaminski Lumber sawmill for many years. He was a member of the IOOF, loved woodworking, making maple syrup and the outdoors. He was known for his many good deeds. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, children, Cherri (Todd) Kennedy, Beaver Dams, NY., Michael (Mandy) Phelps, Addison, NY., grandchildren, Mackenzie (Kris) Ullman, Tyler Kennedy, Ariel Phelps. great grandson, Bjorn Ullman. He was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 8 brothers. A graveside service will be held at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Farmington Twp., Pa.  Saturday Oct. 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Greg Wixson, offc. Memorial donations may be made to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, Pa. Arrangements are in care of the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa. -Funeral home obit



PHELPS John M. Phelps

age 89, of 1333 Thornbottom Rd., Lawrenceville, Pa., died July 16, 2011 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. He was born Jan. 23, 1922 in Farmington Twp., Pa., a son of Frank and Melissa Cass Phelps. He was a lifelong farmer, 60 plus year member of the IOOF Lodge No. 434, a member of the United Church of Nelson, President of the Pleasant Valley Cemetery Association, a former member of the Nelson Grange.  He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Alberta; sons Douglas (Mylena) Phelps, Lawrenceville, Pa., Norman (Laura) Phelps, Canton, Pa., Bruce (Milea) King, Midland, Mich.; daughters Lucinda (Laurence) Swan, Elkland, Pa., Susanne (Roger) Olson, Madison, Ala.; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; brothers Winston Phelps, Nelson, Pa., James (Sharon) Phelps, Lawrenceville, Pa., Edward (Mary) Phelps, Nelson, Pa.; a sister, Beatrice Stratton, Lawrenceville, Pa. and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by brothers Milton, Robert, Frederick, Leroy, George and sisters Doris and Fannie. Friends are invited to call from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa. where memorial services will be conducted following calling hours at 5 p.m.  Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to the Nelson Fire Dept. or the United Church of Nelson.  Towanda Daily Review – July 19, 2011


Minnie M. Age 93 of RD. Lawrenceville, PA, diedMonday, January 21, 2002 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born January 18, 1909 in Nelson, PA, the daughter of Fred and Edith Owlett Phelps. She was a homemaker. Survived by Numerous nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Colette Phelps, Corning, NY. Friends are invited to call at the Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Elkland, PA Thursday, Noon to 2:00 PM where funeral services will be held following calling hours at 2:00 PM. Rev. Harry Dow, officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Farmington Twp., PA. Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Community Ambulance Assoc., PO Box 280, Osceola, PA 16942.


WALTER GLEN PHELPS, 53 of Elkland, Tuesday, June 25, 1957.  Survived by sons, Walter Jr. of Nelson, Pa, Richard and Harold both with the U.S. Nay; brothers, Warren of Nelson, Woodrow of Tioga, Charles of Rochester and Richard of Corning; sister, Mrs. Minnie Mayo of Gang Mills; one grandchild.  Body at Kinyon Funeral Home at Elkland where friends may call today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Frank White.  Pleasant Valley Cemetery.  –Elmira Advertiser 6/26/1957

Wellsboro Gazette – October 27, 1898
Warren Phelps, a well-known and prosperous farmer of Farmington, has erected in the Pleasant Valley cemetery in that township a beautiful monument for himself and his wife.  Both are alive and well, but they wanted the matter done as it should be and wanted to see how it looked when completed, so very sensibly they did it themselves.

PUFFER - Woodworth, Myrtle M.  Myrtle M. Woodworth, 88, of RD 1, Box 1655, Osceola died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1989, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born May 16, 1901, in Canisteo, N. Y., she was the daughter of Marion Puffer and Hattie Crage Puffer.  She was a housewife.  Preceding her in death was her husband, Edwin T. Woodworth, Dec. 5, 1980.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Fred Hatcher of RD, Osceola; sons, Howard Coykendall of RD, Elkland and Clifford Coykendall, of RD Elkland; sister, Mrs. Rhoema Woodworth, of Tioga; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  Services were Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.  The Rev. Harry Dow officiated.  Burial was made in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, RD, Osceola.  Memorial contributions may be made in her name at the Cowanesque Valley Ambulance Association.

Westfield Free Press – November 10, 1910
John A. Ryon died at his home on Sunday AM.  He is survived by his wife and 4 children.  Funeral Tuesday from the Mission Chapel.  Burial at Pleasant Valley.

TALMADGE –MRS. BESSIE TALMADGE HILL, 62 of Hammondsport died Saturday May 2, 1942. She taught for 28 years in the Hammondsport High School. She is survived by two stepchildren: Dorothy Hill of Baltimore and Douglas, a student at Duke University, her mother, Mrs. Emma Talmadge, two sisters: Mabel at home and Mrs. Marshall Aber of Buffalo, two nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the late residence on Vine St. with the Rev. William Perry of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. –Elmira paper 5/4/1942

Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA -- Tuesday, January 10, 1888, Pg 3
Died - Gleason - At Elkland, PA., December 29, 1887, Elsie D., wife of Fred. D. Gleason, aged 29 years.

Wellsboro Agitator – September 3, 1930
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Seamans, attended the funeral of Mr. Seaman’s niece, Mrs. Isabel Hess, which was held Sunday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Teachman at Pleasant Valley.

Wellsboro Agitator – September 10, 1930
Mrs. Phillip Hess – Butler Hill, Sept. 3 – The funeral for Mrs. Isabelle Teachman Hess was held at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Teachman, near Pleasant Valley.  She was born at Niles Valley, Dec. 23, 1907, and died Aug. 29, 1930, at the home of Frank Hess in Addison, being ill only a short while.  Mr. and Mrs. Hess have been living in Gloversville for some time.  She was married to Phillip Hess, of Addison, March 12, 1925, who survives, with one son, Phillip, Jr., aged 5 years; one daughter, Mary Elaine, aged three years; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Teachman; one brother, Douglass, and three sisters, Ida, of Elmira; Eula, of Buffalo, and Velma, of Addison; also her grandmother, Mrs. Ida Seamans, of Knoxville; an aunt, Bessie Slocum, of Addison; two uncles, Harry Seamans, of Knoxville; Guy Seamans, of Lawrenceville, and several cousins, besides a host of friends.   Her sudden death brings sorrow to many in Gloversville, Addison, Elkland and Pleasant Valley.  Rev. Van Buren officiated; burial in Pleasant Valley cemetery.

Farmington, Apr. 8---This vicinity was saddened by the death of John Teachman, which occurred at his home Thursday, March 27.  He was a son of David and Olive Weeks Teachman and married Miss Mary Bacon of Charleston.  To them were born two sons, Charles, who died April 4, 1913, and Walter, who survives.  His wife died in February, 1915.  Mr. Teachman was loved and respected by both old and young.  He was always so jolly and his pleasant face pleasing manners will be greatly missed from all social gatherings. Funeral services were held at Pleasant Valley church March 29.  Rev. Mr. Benjamin officiating; burial in the Pleasant Valley cemetery.  Old time neighbors of the deceased were pallbearers: Messrs, Fred and Frank VanDusen, James Gleason, Will Clark, of Osceola, and Ezra Gleason of Knoxville. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, April 19, 1919)


Wellsboro Agitator – November 24, 1943
The funeral of Walter A. Teachman, aged 61, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m., at the home in Elkland.  He died Sunday at the Blossburg Hospital; burial in Pleasant Valley cemetery.  Mr. Teachman was the son of John and Mary Bacon Teachman.  Survivors include his widow and three daughters, Mrs. Lazell H. Howe, of Elmira; Mrs. Hubert Boyle, of Towanda, and Mrs. Francis Hobin, of Elkland; a son, Douglas, at home and several grandchildren.


THOMPSON Catherine M. Teachman

age 89 of Tannery Hill Rd. in Osceola, Pa died on Friday, July 12, 2013 at the Hershey Medical Center. Born June 29, 1924 in Canisteo, NY, she is the daughter of the late William and Elsie (Puffer) Thompson. She married Douglas Teachman, he passed in 2003. She served in the Women’s Army Corp during WWII and was a lifelong farmer. Catherine was a member of the Osceola Presbyterian Church, Sylvina Womens Organization and a former Grange member. She volunteered for many organizations, was an avid reader, enjoyed doing puzzles and loved to mow her lawn. She is survived by her sons, Walter and Michele Teachman of Anderson, SC and John and Robin Teachman of Osceola, PA; her daughters, Janet Walker of Tioga, PA, Marion and Mark Young of Mt. Joy, PA and Celia and John Dixon of Anderson, SC; grandchildren, Jeff (Nancy) Teachman, Kasey (Travis) Dunham, Dawn (Jerry) Werner, Tiffany (Mike) Constable, Mark (Terry) Baker, Karen (Daryl) Long, Tony (Marcy) Rachiele, Thomas Rachiele and Erin (Darrell) Jackson; 19 great grandchildren; a brother, Theron (Phyllis) Thompson of Osceola, PA; two sisters, Ruth Schwabe of Wellsboro, PA and Patricia (Louis) Duretto of Wellsboro, PA and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas; her son, Rick; grandson, Jamie Walker; granddaughter, Kimberly Rachiele; two brothers, Gerald and William and a sister, Hattie Cook. Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 214 W. Main St., Elkland on Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday 2:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Farmington Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.  Funeral home obituary – July 15, 2013


Van ZILE Rex H
Wellsboro Agitator - June 6, 1909
Rex. H. Van Zile, the 4 years-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Va Zile, of Farmington, died of pneumonia on May 31st.  Besides his parents he is survived by one sister, Blanche Oral, and one brother, Alphonso Walter.  The funeral was held at the home of his grandparents , Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Persing, Wednesday, at one l o'clock, interment in the Pleasant Valley cemetery.

Wellsboro Gazette - June 10, 1909
French Hill,, June 9. — Another diptheria scare is prevalent in this section. The little child of Walter VanZile died a few days ago and the attending physician pronounced it a case of pneumonia. The body was taken to the home of Mrs. Van Zile's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Persing, in Farmington, where a public funeral
was held. Since that time, several cases of diphtheria have developed. Dr. Hakes, of Tioga, who recently visited the infected district, says the disease is under control and it is not expected that it will spread further.   Wellsboro Agitator - June 6, 1909

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Death of Miss Abigail W Weeks - Former Instructor at Keuka and Barbourville Colleges Had Studied in England - Miss Abigail Weeks, aged 71, died at her home in Elkland, Tuesday morning, January 16. She was born at Holland Hill, Pa., January 15, 1869, the daughter of Charles and Lucretia Babcock Weeks. Miss Weeks graduated from Mansfield State Normal in 1888 and from Dickinson College in 1905. She received her Masters Degree at Columbia University and furthered her studies at Oxford University, England. She taught school at Elkland and Westfield, Pa., and at Keuka College. For a number of years she was the head of the English Department and Dean of Women at Union College, Barbourville, Ky., from which duties she retired in June 1937. Since then she has resided in Elkland. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Naoma Northrop of Addison, and Mrs. D. G. Close of this place and several nieces and nephews, Mrs. Ray Herrington, Waverly; Seward Cady, Troupsburg; Reid Cady, Lakemont, NY; Sherman Cady, Caledonia; Mrs. Earl Weeks, Burlington, M Ont.; Foster Cady, Middletown, NY; Mrs. John Shive, New Brunswick, NJ; George D. Northrop, Dundee; John Northrop, Washington, DC; Howard Close, Ernest Close, Lawrenceville; Wilbur Close, Salem, Ore.; Mrs. Lewis Gleason, Elkland. The funeral was held this afternoon, (Thursday) at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Edmund T. Rowe, officiating. Burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Submitted by Patricia Warren

Wellsboro Gazette – May 7, 1914
Rev. Charles Weeks, of Osceola, who died one day last week, was in his 90th year.  During his work in the ministry as a Methodist pastor he served for three years in Charleston township, where he will be remembered by many of his former parishioners.  He was married twice and is survived by one son and four daughters.

Wellsboro Agitator – December 10, 1919
Mrs. Esther Teachman died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. M. Baker, Sunday evening, of stomach trouble.  Funeral services were held Wednesday; burial in the Pleasant Valley cemetery.

Wellsboro Agitator – November 26, 1947
Frank G. Weeks, aged 87 years, of Elkland, died at his home, Nov. 18.  Funeral services were held Friday, Rev. Edwin T. Rowe, of Warsaw, assisted by Rev. Charles Carpenter, pastor of the Elkland Methodist church, officiating; burial in the Pleasant Valley cemetery.  Survivors include, three sons, Earl, of Burlington, Ontario, Canada; Tracy, of Bristolville, O.; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Langdon, of Kane, Pa; Miss Ava Weeks, of Elkland; 14 grandchildren

Wellsboro Agitator - October 23, 1901
Mr. John R. Weeks, aged 74, died suddenly on the 12th instant at his home in Farmington, in which township he had lived 60 years and where he was esteemed
very highly. He is survived by two children, Mr. Frank G. Weeks, of Farmington, and Mrs. Alice Kizer, of Deerfield.  His wife (nee Frances Gleason) died three years ago. Besides being long engaged in farming, be had been an active business man, especially as a dealer in farming machinery. It was Mr. Weeks who introduced the use of horse hay forks in the county.

WEINER, Walter A. - Walter A. Weiner went home to be with his Lord and Savior on July 18, 2017 at his home in Osceola, PA. He was born in South St. Louis on September 9, 1933 to Emma (Nee Walther) Weiner and Adolph H. Weiner. He was united in marriage on June 20, 1959 with Karen E. Wendell at Holly Cross Lutheran Church in South St. Louis. They have four children. Sheila M. Sutton (Paul) and grandchildren, Otto P. Sutton, Hugo R. Sutton and Emma L. Sutton all of Painted Post, NY. John W. Weiner DVM (Heather) and grandchildren, J. Alden Weiner and Bergen T. Weiner all of Osceola, PA. Dr. Thomas C. Weiner (Donna) of Helena, MT and grandchildren Jake T. Weiner and Molly E. Weiner of Helena, MT and Robert A. Weiner Esquire (Linda) and grandchildren, Sofia E. Weiner, Louisa A. Weiner and Gianna E. Weiner all of Evergreen, CO. Walter attended Holly Cross Lutheran school in South St. Louis from kindergarten through eighth grade. He then attended high school at Lutheran high also in South St. Louis where he graduated in 1951. He earned a degree in accounting from St Louis University where he was in Air force ROTC. Upon graduation in 1955 he joined the regular Air Force with training in Texas and then stationed at Otis Air Force base where he flew international flights as the navigator in F 89 jets. He was given his honorable discharge as Captain in 1958 when he returned to St. Louis and joined the accounting firm that he had worked at through college. He married and started his family in 1959. In January of 1962 he received his letter of acceptance to the FBI. This fulfilled his longtime dream. He joined the June, 1962 training class at Quantico, VA. Upon graduation in October he was assigned to Detroit, where he worked the Jimmy Hoffa case. He then moved on to Philadelphia, where he was on the bank Robbery squad. In 1972 he was sent to headquarters in Washington DC. From there he was sent out on the inspection squad and on to Sacramento, CA as assistant agent in charge. His time there included the Patty Hearst, Squeaky Frome and Chowchilla school bus kidnapping. After another term on the inspection squad, he was assigned as agent in charge of the Buffalo office. In 1980 he was sent to Pittsburg, PA until his retirement in 1986. He joined Corning Inc as assistant head of security in 1986. In 1987 he was named Head of Corporate Security until retiring in 2002. In this position he set up programs to protect the company from International Property Theft. He enjoyed retirement with his family at their home in PA and summer residence in ON. Family will receive friends at the Faith Lutheran Church, 71 West First St., Corning, NY on Friday, July 21st from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. A funeral service will be held immediately following at 12:30 PM with Pastor Gerhard Grabenhofer officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery Osceola, PA. Family respectfully declines flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church. - Mansfield Gazette, 20 July 2017

Wellsboro Agitator – March 22, 1916
Farmington, March 20 – This community was saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. John Coates last Monday.  Mrs. Coates had been spending the winter with her son, Andrew Teachman, at Bath, and had returned to the home of her sister, Mrs. Tubbs, at Osceola.  Mrs. Coates had always resided here and had many friends.  Her maiden name was ? Wood.  She was married to John Coates and to them were born two children, Eppa, who married Andrew Teachman, died twenty years ago, and Charles, who survives.  The funeral was held in her late home Thursday, Rev. F. G. Barnard, of Troupsburg, officiating; burial in Pleasant Valley cemetery.

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