Remains of Gosper C. Hutchinson, Who Died in Elmira, Laid at Rest Yesterday Afternoon
Lawrenceville, Pa., Jan. 18.—The remains of Gosper C. Hutchinson were brought here from Elmira Monday morning and the funeral was held at the home of his son, W.W. Hutchinson at 2 o’clock and was largely attended, the I.O.O.F. Lodge, of which he was a charter member, attended in a body. His pastor, the Rev. Guy B. Galligher of Hedding M.E. Church in Elmira, delivered an excellent discourse. The Rev. Montague A. Shipman, pastor of Lawrenceville Methodist Episcopal Church, offered prayers and assisted at the grave. Mrs. Peter Sutphen, soloist, of Hedding Church, Elmira, sang two beautiful selections.
The pall bearers were: Messrs. A.T. Porter, J.N. Hill, Henry Stowell, Willard Middaugh, Charles Seelye, Jerome Shellman. The I.O.O.F. ritual service was used at the grave. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful.
Those who came here from Elmira to attend the funeral were his widow, his son, A.C. Hutchinson, wife and son Bernard, G.C. Hutchinson’s daughter, Mrs. I.C. Losey, Mrs. Carrie Rhodimer and Mrs. Charles Amberg, Mrs. Peter Sutphen, and the Rev. G.C. Galligher, Miss Eunice B. West, Ralph E. West, Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Bostwick and Mrs. Hosea Clark of Corning; Mrs. Cummings of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Frank McKeeney of Tioga, were also present and a large number from Lindley and the surrounding country. The surviving children were all present except his son Weller, of White Salmon, Washington.
Gosper C. Hutchinson was born December 23, 1837, in Sussex County, N.J. He was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Jane Vandermark of Deckertown, N.J., November 1861. They resided there until 1872, when they moved here, where they resided until about 13 years ago, when they removed to Elmira. Mr. Hutchinson was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and a zealous worker for its welfare.
Two daughters, Stella and Agnes, died here, Stella about 25 years ago, and Agnes 18 year.
Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, January 18, 1911.