Wilbur Wesley Hutchinson, of Lawrenceville, died at his home Thursday after a long illness. He was born at Deckertown (now Sussex) N.J., April 2, 1863, son of Gosper Carr and Sarah Vandermark Hutchinson. He removed with them to Lawrenceville when he was nine and had resided there since.
He married on Sept. 1, 1886, Emma Frances Losey, daughter of Hon. and Mrs. George T. Losey. Mrs. Hutchinson died November 6, 1926. To them were born three children, Ida, wife of Allen G. Price, of Penn Yan, who died Jan. 27, 1933; Dorothy F. Hutchinson, a teacher in Mansfield Teachers’ College, and George Losey Hutchinson of Allegany, N.Y. Mr. Hutchinson is also survived by two brothers, Arthur Carr Hutchinson, of Elmira, and Weller Vandermark Hutchinson, of Hebo, Ore., and by one grandchild, Richard eorge [sic] Hutchinson, of Allegany, N.Y., also by a brother-in-law, Isaac C. LoGsey [sic], of Elmira, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Cora Losey VanNorman, of Lawrenceville.
For many years Mr. Hutchinson was employed by the Erie Railroad and retired about 1928. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, and for 40 years was director of the choir. He was a treasurer of the Lawrenceville School Board for 32 years, and was always interested in the affairs of ihsi [sic] home town. He was a member of the I.O.O.F., and of the F. & A.M., at Mansfield, and Coudersport Consistory.
Mr. Hutchinson was an expert horticulturist, and many rare specimens of plant life were raised in his garden. The funeral was held Sunday, Rev. Robert Jones, of Hillburn, N.Y., former pastor of the Lawrenceville Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Daniel N. Place, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating; burial in the Lawrenceville cemetery. The pallbearers were: Charles E. Crane, John C. Crowl, James H. Putnam, Jr., Joseph T. King, Emmett A. Butler and Carlos P. Darling.
Source: Wellsboro Gazette, July 14, 1937.