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They Left Their Names ; Streets and Places of Mansfield PA
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Many of the streets and buildings in Mansfield are named for people who grew up here and stayed on to live out their lives in their own hometown. Some of us knew and remember these people, but those new in town or very young, may not know anything about them.

Warren L. Miller was born and grew up on a farm in Sullivan Township. He attended high school in Mansfield, riding his horse into town and spending some time with relatives in town. He graduated in the Class of 1917, and also graduated from Mansfield State Normal School in 1919. He served in World War One and his name is on our local World War One Memorial. He was a member of Austin-Cox Am. Legion Post 478 and served terms as commander. He was a member of F. & A. M. Friendship Lodge No. 247. He spent his career as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent of schools in Mansfield retiring in 1964. The school board voted to name the new elementary school for him in 1965/66. wlm5
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spots Marion E. "Spots" Decker was born in Mansfield in 1902. He graduated from Mansfield Hgh School in 1921 and Mansfield State Normal School in 1923. After coaching high school sports, he joined the Mansfield State College faculty as Athletic Director and Director of Health and Physical Education in 1946 and until his death in 1968. Decker Gymnasium on the Mansfield University campus is named for him.
 
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fran Locally born Francis J. Kelly graduated from Mansfield High School in 1924 and Mansfield State Teachers College in 1929. As an outstanding athlete, he excelled in basketball, football and baseball. A combination of injuries and bad timing prevented him from achieving the professional baseball status that he might have had. Neverthless, he had a long career as Mansfield's postmaster and the lasting respect of the community for his athletic skill. Kelly Field in Smythe Park is named in his honor.

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Ernie Vosburg graduated from Mansfield High Schoool in 1928. He was president of his class. His adopted parents, A. Howard Vosburg and Harriet Bunn, had operated Vosburg's Ice Cream Shop, so Ernie grew up in the restauarnt business. Serving as an army cook in World War Two, he and his wife, Fran Brace, opened the Mansfield Restaurant, locally known as Ernie's Restaurant, in 1945. He served as Manfield's mayor for over fourteen years and was active in many community organizations.
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Theodore Roosevelt Besanceney (1912-2008) graduated from Mansfield High School in 1929 and Mansfield State Teachers College in 1933.
He spent his life as an educator and was principal of Mansfield High School for many years.
The street next to the school is named for him.
Chester P. Bailey was born in Mansfield in April 1912, just days after the sinking of the Titanic. He graduated form Mansfield High School Class of 1931 and  Mansfield State Teachers College Class of  1935. He fell in love with printing in the junior high print shop and followed a career of printing and journalism. He and his wife, Mary, were editors and owners of the Mansfield Advertiser. He was active in many community organizations and was always interested in our local history. He died in 2015 just weeks before his 103rd birthday.

Mary and Chester Bailey Drive surrounding Smythe Park is named for them .
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