Welcome to Pennsylvania Genealogy Trails!

Genealogy Trails
Centre County Pennsylvania
Obituaries and Death Notices


Aaronsburg, Pa., June 2, ae. 58, for several years a member of the legislature, in both branches.
Source Citation:
Annual OBITUARY NOTICES OF EMINENT PERSONS who have died in the United States FOR 1858; BY HON. NATHAN CROSBY; BOSTON: JOHN P. JEWETT AND COMPANY. 1859. - Transcribed by Kim Mohler.

William H. Blair
The Worthington Advance (Worthington, MN), December 13, 1888, page 2
The death of General William H. Blair occurred on the 7th at Bellefonte, Pa., at the age of seventy-six years. He was made Brigadier-General for bravery at Antietam.
--Contributed by Robin Line

Robert Boggs

Huntingdon Gazette, September 25, 1806

Died on the 12th inst., Robert Boggs, Esq. in the 46th year; Associate Judge of Centre County.

[Source: Bedford County and Huntingdon County newspapers. Unknown author, 1900 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

Mrs. Elizabeth Cadwallader

Huntingdon Gazette, May 12, 1809

Died at Bellefonte on the 3rd inst., Mrs. Elizabeth Cadwallader aged 70 years; a member of the Society of Friends.

[Source: Bedford County and Huntingdon County newspapers. Unknown author, 1900 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

Mrs. Mary Ellen Harris

Submitters Name: Barb

The Progress, Friday, April 19, 1957, page 2



Philipsburg-Mrs. Mary Ellen Harris, 40, a resident of 119 rear Sixth street, died last midnight at the Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born August 16, 1916, in Philipsburg, she was a daughter of William and Nora (Hubler) Mencers.

Surviving is her husband, Richard E. Harris; two daughters: Mrs. Gladys Shimmel, Kylertown; and Mrs. Patricia Starcovic, Lakewood,O.; a sister, Mrs. Eleanor Coudriet, Oscede Mills; four brothers: Charles, Philipsburg; Dewey, Merchantisville,N.J.; Elmer, Waynesburg; and William, Middletown. Two grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. Harris was a member of the First Church of Christ in Philipsburg and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Loyal Order of the Moose.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2p.m. from the Dahlgren Funeral Home in Philipsburg with Rev. Clarence L. Sloss officiating. Interment will be in the Philipsburg Cemetery.

Friends will be received at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Mrs. Eliza Hastings

Huntingdon Gazette, March 15, 1810

Died at Bellefonte the 7th Mrs. Eliza Hastings, consort of Thomas Hastings of that place.

[Source: Bedford County and Huntingdon County newspapers. Unknown author, 1900 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]

Charles Huston

In Bellefonte, Centre county, Pa., on the 10th inst., the Hon Charles Huston, in the eightieth year of his age. Judge Huston was born in Bucks county in this State, and was a lad during the Revolution, many incidents of which were indelibly impressed upon his memory. He entered Dickenson College, then under the Presidency of Dr. Nesbit, a distinguished Scotch Divine, and after having graduated with the honors of the institution , took charge of its Grammar School, at the same time studing Law in the office of Thomas Duncan, with whom he was afterwards associated on the Bench of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Whilst residing in Carlisle, Gen Washington marched through that place, on his way to its various incidents will long be remember by the many who had good fortune to number him among their acquaintances. In 1795, he was admitted to the Bar, and removed to the county of Lycoming, which had the winter previous been erected into a County. He married in Williamsport, and resided there until 1807, when he removed to Bellefonte. The land titles of this part of Pennsylvania were in very unsettled condition. Ejectments were frequent and complicated. The Bar at the time, where distinguished for their talent and ability, and it is not the language of eulogy, to say that Judge Huston was the equal of any of his competitors. In 1818 he was appointed by Governor Findlay, President Judge of the Fourth Judicial District, and Presided with distinguished ability for eight years. Such was hi influence with the jury, that the writer has heard him more than once say that in the course of those whole eight years he had granted but two new trials. In 1826 he was appointed by Governor Shulze, one of the Justices of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in the arduous and responsible duties of which he continued, until the expiration of his commission, in 1845-How ably he discharged those duties, will be best learned from his numerous opinions, in full thirty-five Volumes of Reports. The last four years of his life was chiefly spent in the preparation of his lately published work, on the Land Titles of Pennsylvania. Such is a brief and imperfect outline of Judge Huston's career at the bar and on the Bench. Few men have experienced more physical suffering, and few men have lived a more industrious, useful, and laborious life. The private life of the deceased, was the reflection of an unclouded mind, and of a conscience, "void of offence." His beloved wife, his only son and two daughters he had followed to the grave. These domestics afflictions together with his early pious education, brought this eminent man to consider his latter end. He became many years since a communicant in the Presbyterian Church, and died as he had lived, a firm believer in the truths of Christianity. (Sunbury American, Sunbury, Northumberland Co., Pa., Saturday, November 24, 1849 - Transcribed by Tammy Clark)

William Pelricken

The Lycoming Gazette, Williamsport, PA
October 9 1821

Died on Tuesday last, at his residence in the borough of Bellefonte, Centre county, PA, William Pelricken, Esq., in the 60th year of his age. His life was exemplary and he had filled various public stations, under the administrations of Mr. Kean, Snyder and Findlay, with deserved reputation. The loss of this valuable citizen is deeply lamented by his family and friends.

Godfrey Schmelcher

Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, April 30, 1828
An old man named Godfrey Schmelcher was burned to death on the 3d instant, in Centre county, Pa in a house belonging to James Duncan, Esq. of Aaronsburg and occupied by Mr. Snyder. The furniture &c. was totally destroyed.

E. K. Scribner
The Elk Advocate, Ridgeway, PA April 2, 1869
Death - We regret to learn of the death of E.K. Scribner, of Milesburg Centre County on last Monday, March 29th. Mr. Scribner was formerly freight agent at the Shawmut Junction. He was buried with Masonic ceremonies at this place on last Wednesday.

James Smith

Huntingdon Gazette, November 18, 1808

Died Tuesday last near Bellefonte, James Smith; left mother, wife and son.

[Source: Bedford County and Huntingdon County newspapers. Unknown author, 1900 - Transcribed by Nancy Piper]


Back to Pennsylvania Trails History and Genealogy

Genealogy Trails National Site