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The death of James L. Thompson occurred at his home at Tidioute Friday evening, after an illness of ten days from pneumonia. He was about 50 years of age and well known throughout Warren county. He was a druggist and conducted a store at Tidioute for the past fifteen years. Prior to that he was located at Farmington and Russell. He was secretary of the Masonic fraternity at Tidioute and also a prominent member of the Odd Fellows. Deceased is survived by a wife and son.

Source: Saturday, January 4, 1908, edition of the Warren Evening Mirror, page 4, column 3.


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Blanche Jessie (GORMAN) TIPTON
1877 - 1953

    Mrs. Blanche Jessie Tipton, widow of Leonard J. Tipton, died at 1:00 a. m. Wednesday, January 28, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elsie Seabold, 5840 Theodore street, Philadelphia.  Aged 75 years, she had been ill only a short time.

   Born May 12, 1877, she was the former Blanche J. Gorman, daughter of William M. and Clara M. McKown Gorman.  She lived for 20 years in Endeavor, also in Tidioute, and, since the death of her husband, had spent the past 25 years with her children, mainly with her daughter Mrs. John McCoy, 19 Myrtle street, this city.  She had been suffering from a spinal injury for the past 15 years and also had a heart ailment. She was loved by everyone who knew her and will be greatly missed in many circles.

    She was the mother of ten children, two deceased and the following surviving her: Clair, of Endeavor; Kenneth and Marshall, in Erie; Leonard, of Rutledge, Pa.; Dorothy McCoy, Warren; Sylvia White and Elsie Seabold, Philadelphia; Gladys Keen, Bryn Mawr.  Also surviving are 28 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.   Services in her memory were held at 11:00 a. m. January 31st in the Stroud Funeral Home, Philadelphia, with burial following in the Arlington cemetery at that place.

Source: Warren Times Mirror, Monday, February 16, 1953, page 12, column 3.


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1881 - 1937

The community of Tidioute was greatly shocked Sunday over the unexpected passing of one of the town’s best loved and most highly respected citizens, Leland G. Tipton, who died after a brief illness.

Mr. Tipton was born the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Tipton, February 22, 1881, in Tidioute, where he spent his entire life.  He was married February 12, 1925 to Elizabeth Jane Downey, in Warren, who survives with two children: George, aged 10, and Louise, 9.  The following brothers and sisters also survive: Mrs. Stella Morrison, Denver, Colo,; Mrs. Anna Stouse, Port Allegany; Mrs. Susie Coffee, Chicago; Harry Tipton, Hornell, N.Y.; Guy Tipton, Buffalo; Frank Tipton, Tidioute. A stepdaughter Beatrice, also survives. The deceased had been a life long Democrat and was always active in the party.  He was committeeman from Tidioute, and caretaker on Route 62.  He was prominent in the affairs of the Tidioute lodge of Odd Fellows. Services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Sage funeral home at Tidioute.

Source: November 1, 1937 issue of the Warren Times Mirror, page 2, column 4.


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Charles Tompsett
1844 - 1917

Charles Tompsett, who has been a resident of Tidioute and vicinity for over fifty years, died at his home in Tidioute, Friday night, May 18, 1917, of heart trouble. He was born in Kildown, Gowders Township, County Kent, England, 72 years and eight months ago. He came to America in the fall of 1865, going to the Miller farm, near Titusville, commencing work with the late Joseph Martin at refining oil. From there he came to Tidioute, operating the stills at the Captain Cumings refinery, which was located below the Taggart home. In the fall of 1868 he was married to Miss Ellen Griffin of Philadelphia, Pa. To this union two sons were born, W. C. and A. E. Tompsett, both of Tidioute. Mrs. Tompsett preceded him to the grave on Oct. 18, 1905.

Mr. Tompsett left the refining business at Tidioute and took charge of the Shaw Bros. wells at the foot of Sand Hill, at Triumph, later on purchasing the wells and also the wells of Grandin Bros. at the top of Sand Hill. He made different ventures in Garfield and other places, wildcatting for oil. He operated the Shaw and Grandin wells for a number of years until they became non-productive and also operated the lease at McGraw, known as the Alcorn farm. After the wells became non-productive on the hill, he went into the producing business with his two sons on Dennis Run with very good success, accumulating considerable property and money. He was tax collector, assessor and constable for 17 years in Triumph township.

About nine years ago Mr. Tompsett married Mrs. Emma J. Densmore who, with his two sons, survive him. He also leaves two brothers, one sister and numerous other relatives to mourn his loss.

Mr. Tompsett was a man of pleasing personality, an upright citizen in all his dealings and had a host of friends who will learn with regret of his passing.

The funeral services, in charge of the Odd Fellows, were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Presbyterian church and were largely attended. interment in the Tidioute cemetery.

Those from out of town who attended the funeral were C. R. Tompsett, Sackett, Pa., Richard Tompsett and son Charles, Sinclairville, N. Y.; Mrs. Ellen Parker, Gowanda, N. Y.; Walter and Miss Jessie Van Vleck, Mrs. Chas. Laudenslager and son, Arthur, of Jamestown, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Tompsett, Misses Laura and Alice Tompsett, Gerry, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Everts and son, Foster, Bradford; Mrs. Wm. Sweeney and daughter, Grace, Russell, Pa.; and Miss Grace Densmore of Pittsburgh, Pa.

Source: The Warren Evening Mirror, Wednesday, May 23, 1917, page six, column 4.


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Death of a Warren County Pioneer.

Ezra Trimm, a venerable pioneer of Warren county, died at his home in Eldred township, aged nearly 80 years, on Friday last of paralysis, superinduced by overwork. Deceased had no children and his wife preceded him to the grave two years ago. Mr Trimm was wealthy and owned the farm after which Trimm's Corners, on the Spring Creek road about twelve miles from this city, was named. It is currently reported that Mr. Trimm has left all his property to Eldred township. He was a public spirited citizen and a highly respected man.

Source: The Evening Democrat, page one, column 4; dated Wednesday, August 2, 1893.


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