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This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site. All people on this page graduated from Mansfield Normal School.Many other MSNS graduates are on the Local Cemetery obit pages. 
HOW TO SUBMIT OBITUARIES TO THIS SITE - Typed obituaries may be submitted by email to Joyce M. Tice either in the text of the email of by an attached file. PLEASE put OBITUARY SUBMISSION in the subject line of your email to help me sort the several hundred emails I receive weekly. Give your file an eight character name - do NOT call it OBITS or it will overwrite someone else's file. Make sure your full name is included so I know whom to credit. Submissions will be arranged alphabetically by SURNAME AT BIRTH, so make sure I know the correct birth name if you know it. If surname at birth is not known, married name or other alias will be indexed in parentheses. Also include the death date and newspaper if you know it..

ABERNATHY - Mrs. Cassie Gross, 53, of Wellsboro RD2 died early Friday morning, June 25, 1954, at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born June 15, 1901 in Charleston Township, the daughter of George and Ella Moon Abernathy. Besides her husband, Robert W., she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ella Abernathy, both of Wellsboro RD2; one brother, James of Crooked Creek RD1; one sister, Mrs. Charles Young of Bethlehem; four step-sons, Robert, Middlebury RD, Morton, Wellsboro, Donald, California and James of Corning, NY; three step-daughters, Mrs. James Bower, Tuckerton, NJ, Mrs. Ronald Ames of Coopers Plains, NY and Miss Laura Gross of Wellsboro RD2 and several nieces and nephews. She was a teacher at the Charleston Grade school for 23 years and a member of the Charleston Baptist Church. Services were Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, 139 Main Street, with the Rev. David Burrows, pastor of the Wellsboro Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Kennedy Cemetery at Kennedyville. - Wellsboro Agitator, July 1, 1954   MHS1921, MSNS1923

Herbert T. Ames, 92,[SRGP 09012]  native of Tioga County, and the oldest alumnus of the Mansfield State Normal School, died at the Williamsport Hospital at 10:30 p.m. Sunday night after an illness of 36 hours. Mr. Ames, who had been active in his law office until Saturday, became ill at his home, 338 High Street, Williamsport, Sunday and was removed to the hospital at 10 p.m. Sunday. Uremic poisoning was the cause of his death doctors said. Although Mr. Ames went to his office each day, he had been in poor health for several moths. He observed his 92nd birthday June 7. The son of Thomas W. and Mary A. Card Ames, he was born in Sullivan Township June 7, 1884. He spent his boyhood on his father’s farm and attended the district schools. He graduated from the Mansfield State Normal School in 1867, after which he entered the Law School of Ann Arbor, Mich. He was first admitted to the bat at Ann Arbor in March 1869. He was the oldest graduate of the Mansfield State Normal and seldom missed attending the alumni exercises. Because of ill health he was unable to attend in May. At the age of 83 Mr. Ames was elected mayor of Williamsport, and served four years, beginning in 1928. He was a leader in he Prohibition Party for half a century and an eminent Methodist Layman. Two years ago he was a candidate for governor of Pennsylvania on the Prohibition Ticket. He was a member of the Williamsport city council for a number of years. Mr. Ames had been a prominent member of the Lycoming County Bar since August, 1869, and had practiced law in Williamsport continuously. He was also admitted to practice in the state and federal courts. Mr. Ames owned the old homestead in Sullivan Township and often visited there. December 23, 1876, Mr. Ames married Miss Elizabeth A. Weiss, of Armstrong Township, Lycoming County, who died many years ago. Mr. Ames is survived by a son Thomas A. Ames, of 338 High Street, Williamsport, and a daughter Mrs. H. P. Haskin, of 324 High Street, Williamsport and three grandchildren. (handwritten on article Aug 2, 1936)

AUSTIN –BERTHA AUSTIN CRUMM, 85, Roaring Branch, Pa. died Sunday, July 21, 1996 at the Williamsport Hospital. Mrs. Crumm was born April 15, 1911 in Roaring Branch, Tioga County, Pa. the daughter of Stephen and Ophelia (Zittle) Austin. After graduating from Mansfield Normal School, Mrs. Crumm taught for a time in local area schools. She married Claude L. Crumm in 1935 and moved to New York. During that time she was a loving mother and housewife as well as being a hairdresser. Returning to Roaring Branch in 1966 after her husband retired from the Railway Postal Service, she worked at Ridall’s Nursing Home for five years, later retiring to her favorite pastimes of gardening and baking. She was known by all, especially relatives and neighbors and often baked their favorite cake or pie for a birthday or special occasion. Surviving Mrs. Crumm are daughters, Claudia Bergdahl of Cerritos, Calif., Shirley Crumm of Blue Hill, Maine, Maxine Fredericksen of Walnut Creek, Calif. and Merle Szydlo of Jamestown, N.Y.; a sister, Alberta Neal of Roaring Branch, Pa.; and three grandchildren. She is also survived by beloved nieces and nephews among them; Ward, Herman and Neal families and their children. She was predeceased by her husband, Claude. The family will receive relatives and friends at her home at Roaring Branch RR 1 on Saturday, July 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Canton Ambulance Association for their much appreciated service. Arrangements were under the direction of Morse and Kleese Funeral Home Inc., Canton, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review

Dr. A. H. Baker, of Elmira, died last Saturday of cerebro spinal meningitis, in his 31st year.  He was born in Jackson township in this county, and he was graduated from the Mansfield Normal School in 1877.  He became the resident physician at the Elmira Surgical Institute last August.  Dr. Baker was devoted to his profession, and he was rapidly winning a reputation as a high-minded and conscientious physician.  The funeral was held yesterday.  (Tuesday, March 13, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Word has been received of the death on March 2nd of Bessie R. Baldwin, at Ducor, Tulare County, California. Miss Baldwin was born April 4, 1872, at Cherry Flats, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Baldwin, coming to Mansfield to live when she was eleven years old. She attended the Mansfield schools, and graduated from the Mansfield Normal School in the class of 1890, and later took a course in Domestic Science in the Drexel Institute, Philadelphia. At one time she was a teacher in the graded school in Mansfield, and has since taught in several places in the Middle West, and in Southern California, where she had been located the past eight years. Her many friends and relatives here will learn of her untimely death with deep regret. She is survived by two brothers Clark J. of Lakeland, Florida, and Charles T. of Mansfield, and one sister Mrs. H. P. Shunk, of Erie, Pa. (handwritten on article 1923)

 Mansfield, May 6—Mrs. Kate Barden Stevenson died at her home in Canandaigua, NY., Tuesday, following an illness of several weeks.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m., at the Baptist Church in Mansfield.  Interment will be in the Mansfield Cemetery.  Besides her husband she is survived by a son, David, a daughter, Bessie and a sister, Mrs. Stella Gallup.  Mrs. Stevenson was the daughter of the late Dr. And Mrs. J. M. Barden and spent most of her life in Mansfield.  For several years while Mr. Stevenson was steward at the State Normal School, she acted as matron.  She was a member of the Baptist Church of Canandaigua.

BEACH Byron Ellsworth "Elsie"
Bryon Ellsworth "Elsie" Beach of Towanda died Sunday night, Sept 25, 1955. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Beach, he was born at Mansfield and graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1896. He taught in the Mansfield Borough School, now the Senior High School, was principal of the East Smithfield High School and Towanda High School. Survived by brothers, J. Lynn Beach of Portland, Ore., Floyd Beach of Morris Plains, NJ; sisters, Mrs. Irene Wood of Sayre, Mrs. Gusta Carr of Coopers Plains, NY and Mrs. Malcolm Cranmer of Mansfield. Funeral today at 2 pm at Millers Funeral Home, Towanda.

BOOTH - BARRETT, Elizabeth M. "Betty" (Booth)
Age 80, of Troy, PA, died on Thursday, October 18, 2007, at the Bradford County Manor. She was the loving wife of Rev. James W. Barrett, to whom she married on August 25, 1952. The couple had 55 happy years together. Family and friends are welcome to call from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 21, 2007, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Following the visitation at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home, there will be a service to celebrate Mrs. Barrett's life with Rev. Gill Mitchell and Rev. Charles Hess officiating. Betty was born on May 2, 1927 in Philadelphia, PA. She was the daughter of the late A. Alan and Florence (Kellogg) Booth. After graduating from Mansfield Normal School (Mansfield University), Betty went into teaching before starting her family with her husband, Jim. When she and Jim married and started their family, Betty became a dedicated wife and mother. Beyond performing the usual duties of a Pastor's wife in the various United Methodist Churches where Jim ministered, she also belonged to the United Methodist Women. To Betty, family meant everything. Her family includes her husband, Jim; her son, David O. (Wendy) Barrett of Ontario, NY; her daughter, Elizabeth M. (Barrett) Mortimer of Beaver Dams, NY; her grandson, Eric M. (Crystal) Barrett of Williamson, NY; her great-grandchildren, Corbin and Alexis Barrett; and her brother, Alan (Marjorie) Booth of Nashville, TN; along with several nieces and nephews. Her parents and her brother, Arnold Booth, preceded Betty in death. Contributions in Betty's memory may be given to the charity of one's own choosing.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/21/2007.

 Hazel G. Brooks, 90, of the Green Home, Wellsboro, formerly of Mansfield, died Sunday, Nov. 29, at the Green Home. Born April 15, 1897 in Binghamton, NY, she was the daughter of Fred and Cora Libolt Brooks. A graduate of Mansfield Normal, Class of 1919, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and her Masters degree from Columbia University.  She was a former teacher in Port Jervis, Perry and Great Neck, NY.  In 1936 she joined the faculty of the Connecticut State Teacher College in New Haven where she taught until her retirement in 1963. She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Gladys Murray of Poughkeepsie, NY; two nephews, Robert Brooks of Burnswick, Maine and Donald Brooks of Garwood, NY; three grandnieces; two grandnephews; two great-grandnieces; and two great-grandnephews. Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield, Friday, Dec. 4, from 9 am to 10 am. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 10 am.  The Rev. Peter Harer will officiate. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the St. James Episcopal Church in Mansfield.

Miss Anna Buckbee died at her home about two miles from Lawrenceville last week Tuesday afternoon.  She was the daughter of the late John and Hannah Buckbee and was born in Delaware county, NY, June 29, 1855, and came to Lawrence township with her parents in 1867.  She attended the public school and later graduated from the Mansfield Normal School.  When very young she commenced teaching in this county and Potter county.  In 1880 she was elected Superintendent of Schools in Potter county, and served two terms.  Afterwards she taught in Harrisburg, Plymouth, Edinborough and held a position in the California Normal School for 21 years.  She was obligated to resign last year on account of failing health.  She returned to her home near Lawrenceville last March.  She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Furman, of Washington, DC, Miss Lydia Buckbee and Mrs. June B. Reep, principal of Lawrenceville High School; two brothers, Frank Buckbee, of Lawrenceville and LeRoy Buckbee, of Corning.  The funeral was held Thursday at 2 o’clock. (The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, February 25, 1920)

BURLEY - Mrs. Anna Burley Barnhart, 74, of Pine City Rd., died at 11 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 8, 1942, after six weeks illness. She was a daughter of R. H. and Ellen Strange Burley of Altus, Pa. She attended Mansfield Normal and taught until her marriage to Austin Barnhart of Trowbridge, Pa. He died six years ago. Mrs. Barnhart was a member of the Pine City Baptist Church and the Women’s Guild of that church. Survivors: a daughter, Louise, wife of Samuel Bedrosian; three grandchildren, Mary Louise, Juliana M. and Milan Austin Bedrosian. The funeral will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the family home. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

HOWARD M. BURR, 83, 205 Canton Ave., Monroeton died Wednesday, April 17, 1991 at his home.  Born May 10, 1907 in Canton he was a son of the late Allen and Pearl McCaslin Burr.  Howard was a graduate of Canton High School and Mansfield University where he attended on a football scholarship.  In early years he served as supervising principal of the Charleston Elementary School near Mansfield and at that time was the youngest school principal in the state of Pennsylvania.  On April 12, 1929 he married the former Mary Sabin in Williamsport.  Mr. Burr also attended the University of Arizona and later received his engineering degree.  He was employed as a professional engineer for the U.S. Government Bureau of Reclamation for many years in the western United States and was also a resident of Phoenix, Ariz. For many years.  Howard was an active member of the Monroeton United Methodist Church and was a member of its board of directors.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn “Sally’ and Sterling Swingle of Monroeton; his grandchildren, Micelle S. and Andrew Dozack of Melbourne, Fla., Craig and Ruth Jolly Swingle of Charlottesville, Va. and Jason and Nancy Swingle of Centerville, Ohio; two great-grandsons, Abraham Swingle of Centerville, Ohio and Seth Swingle of Charlottesville, VA; a sister-in-law, Mary F. Burr of Canton.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Mary S. Burr on May 25, 1988 and by a brother, Adolpheus Burr.  A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral home, 217 York Ave., Towanda. There will be no calling hours at the funeral home.  Friends who wish may direct memorials to the Monroeton United Methodist Church in Mr. Burr’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

Blossburg, Pa., April 11—Dr. Will George Butler of the Mansfield State Normal School faculty, has completed plans to enter Chautauqua work this summer. Dr. Butler is a well-known violinist and will take up his Chautauqua duties in June. He will be a member of the Swarthmore circuit. He has been asked to organize an orchestra to play his compositions and to furnish a reader to recite his poems during the summer course. (handwritten on article 1923)

 Mrs. Mary Butts Cady of 1537 W. Church St., Elmira, a retired history teacher who taught for 33 years at the Elmira Free Academy and lecturer on her travels and life study of history, died Tuesday.  She was 87.  Mrs. Cady, born in Mansfield Pa., to the prominent pioneer family of Butts, attended Mansfield State Normal School (now Mansfield State College), graduated from Grove City College in Pa., and Cornell University.  (hand dated Feb. 18, 1969 – CFD)

CAMPHIRE - Gary L. Camphire, 65, of Dushore, PA died on Sunday, March 8, 2009 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.  Born in Bradford, PA on Oct. 19, 1943, he was a son of the late Roscoe William and Mary Barnett Camphire. He graduated from Bradford High School, a member of the Class of 1961 and from Mansfield University in 1966 with a degree in Science. He began teaching at Wyalusing Valley High School in 1966. Gary married the former Carol Horner of Union, NJ on Jan. 28, 1967. Carol was also a teacher in the Wyalusing Area School District. They recently celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary. Gary continued his education at Penn State University.  He was a well respected Math and Science teacher at Wyalusing and retired after 30 years of service.  Gary was a member of the Lovelton Community Bible Church, a 32° Mason, a member of Wyalusing Lodge #618 F.&A.M. and a life member of the N.R.A.  Surviving besides his wife are two daughters, Nicole Shaulis Camphire of Easton and Arianne Elayne Camphire of Takoma Park, MD; a brother and sister-in-law, George and Janet Camphire of Danville, OH; sister, Virginia Downey of Bradford; sisters-in-law, Barbara Salisbury of Sonoma, CA, Nancy and Dr. Albert Breland of San Diego, CA; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 12 at 4 p.m. at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, with Pastor Doug Mills officiating. Interment will be private in the Colley Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. until time of the service.  The family will provide all flowers and requests that no flowers be sent. They ask that memorial contributions be directed to N.R.A., PO Box 420648, Palm Coast, FL 32142-0648 or the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.  Wyalusing Lodge #618 F.&A.M. will conduct Masonic funeral services Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  RHW.  Wylusing Rocket Courier.

 Albert Ulysses Chamberlain, the subject of our sketch, was born July 26, 1880, in Rutland Township and was the eldest child of Thomas and Susan Smith Chamberlain.  He attended the rural schools of the township, later attending Mansfield Normal for a time, and being quick to learn had a good education.  Soon after this his parents bought and moved onto the Ephriam Smith farm and he has been a resident of Sullivan township ever since.  In 1905, when twenty-five years of age, he married Miss Neva Bartlett, of Mainesburg.  They began housekeeping on a farm near Austinville, but soon moved on his father’s farm, where they lived for five years, then worked the farm just north of Mainesburg, of Mrs. Anna Gray, having at that time thirty-three cows on the farm.  At about this time he was taken sick with what the doctors finally agreed was catarrh of the bowels and stomach, a disease which followed him for the last fifteen years of his live, making deadly inroads on his splendid physique, daily depleting his strength, his muscle and at last his nerves.  For fifteen years to be a constant sufferer, to stand on the bank of life’s stream, only to see his youthful visions of usefulness drift out of sight and watch others joyfully plunge in the current would have been more than human fortitude could endure, had it not been for the tender, faithful ministration of wife, father and mother.  In early life he became a member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge and P. O. S. Of A., both of which he held at the time of his death.  He was also elected judge of election at the fall election of 1927.  He died Tuesday, at 8:00 p.m. December 6, at his home in Mainesburg, where he had resided since he became unable to work.  He leaves to mourn, his wife and two sons, Harold, at home, and Carl of Williamsport; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Chamberlain and five brothers, Henry, Frank and Ernest, all of Mainesburg, Harry, of Miami, Fla., and Earl of Galeton.  One brother having died when a lad of ten years, many years since, and one sister, Mrs. Abel Ashley, also of Mainesburg.  The funeral was largely attended, Reverent Bly and Rev. Lockwood officiating.  Singing by a quartet, Mrs.Ruby Hager, Clara James and Messrs, Charles Strange and Glenn Bly.  The coffin was covered with flowers of sympathizing relatives, friends and neighbors; among them were flowers from the lodges all of the church societies, the G. C. Society of Powers Corners and the Agricultural class and Sophomore class of Mansfield High.  Interment was in Mainesburg cemetery.

CHRIST - Marilyn J. Christ Hockman, 71, of Chalfont, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, peacefully at home. Marilyn was born Aug. 29, 1937, in Wellsboro, the daughter of the late John and Helen Collins Christ. She was the wife of James Hockman for nearly 45 years. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and Mansfield State Teacher’s College where she received a degree in English education. She taught English and social studies in the Central Bucks School District and at the Upper Bucks Christian School. Surviving Marilyn, are her husband, James; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Jonathan Faucette; their children, James, Briggs, Brie of Perkasie; son and daughter-in-law, John and Lori Hockman; their children, Erin, Jack, Billy, Rose of Hanover Township, New Jersey; son and daughter-in-law, David and Debbi Hockman; their children, Emilie, Megann, Nathan of Watertown, Wisc.; and her sisters, Connie Bliss of Glenmore, Anne Heffentreyer of Pomfret, Md., Helen Altemus of Chester Springs. She was preceded in death by her sister, Linda Pletcher of Mifflinburg. A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in Calvary Baptist Church, 1380 S. Valley Forge Road, Lansdale. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Limerick Garden of Memories. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marilyn’s memory may be made to Doylestown Hospital Hospice, Calvary Baptist Church in Lansdale or the Founders Baptist Church of Dover, N.J. Arrangements are by Huff and Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale. - Mansfield Gazette, Feb. 25, 2009

Mrs. Mary CLEMENS Olney , daughter of the late Holland Clemens, was born in the old Clemens Homestead in Copp Hollow August 3rd, 1865, and died at the home of her son, Charles, on the same farm, March 24th, 1943, aged 77 years. Her education was obtained in the local schools near her home and at the State Normal School, Mansfield. On September 1877, she was united in marriage with William H. Olney, deceased a year ago. To Mr. and Mrs. Olney were born three sons, Charles, Covington RD1,Frank, Elmira , and Dee Harold Olney, Covington, who survive. All the children were born in Mansfield where the Olney’s lives for 18 years. Besides her children she is survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Olney with a member of the Baptist Church and Mansfield until the year 1905 when they moved to a farm in Copp Hollow; and transferring her letter to the first Baptist Church of Covington, where she remained a member until her death. Earlier in life she was active in the work of the church, teaching in the Sunday school.. The funeral of Mrs. Olney was held from her home church Friday, March 26 with Rev. Carl Wheeler officiating. The Paul bearers were Claud Wilcox , Elmer Clark, Elisha Zimmer, Herrick Wilcox, Meade Zimmer, Floyd Zimmer..

COGSWELL - Edna Cogswell Otis [SRGP 84070] of 4716 S.W. 35th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL died Sunday, Oct. 25, 1959. Survived by husband, Clarence Otis; two sons, Allan, who resides in Florida, and Gordon, a Commander in the U.S. Naval Air Force and six grandchildren. Mrs. Otis' father was Dr. Hamlin E. Cogswell, who organized the Public School Music Dept. at the Mansfield Normal School around the turn of the century. He was Supervisor of Music in Washington, D.C. at the time of his death. The Otis home is in Fairfield, Conn. until he retired three years ago. Mrs. Otis was an accomplished musician, remaining active as an artist, teacher and composer until leaving Fairfield. She was recently State president of the Connecticut Pen Woman, a national organization of writers and composers. - Mansfield Advertiser, Oct. 1959

COLWELL –ESTHER COLWELL ENGLISH, 80 formerly of Sheshequin died March 3, 1989 at Sun City, Ariz.  Mrs. English graduated from Ulster High School and Mansfield Normal School.  Her husband was a druggist and she taught in that area.  She is survived by her husband, Webster of Sun City; a son, Robert of Concord, Mich.; a daughter, Janice Layman of Coconut Creek, Fla.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Frances Stark of Susquehanna, Pa., Charlene Simons of Sayre, Winifred Miller of Ulster and Betty Davis of Holcomb, N.Y. and a brother, Edwin of Apalachin, N.Y.  A memorial service will be held Friday for Mrs. English in Sun City, Ariz.  –Towanda Daily Review

DARROW –EDITH D. MILLER, 90, widow of F. William “Bill” Miller formerly of Forth St., Towanda, Pa. died Monday April 30, 2001 at the Wyalusing Personal Care Home, Wyalusing where she had been a resident for the past three years.  Born in Bridgewater Township, Susquehanna County, Pa. on October 17, 1910 she was the daughter of the late Girton and Eliza Bushnell Darrow.  Edith was a graduate of Montrose High School and the Mansfield Normal School.  On October 15, 1934 Edith married F. William Miller.  Mrs. Miller taught at the Brooklyn, Pa. School from 1941 to 1945.  Mrs. Miller was a member of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church, the Order of Eastern Star and was a past member of the 20th Century Club.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William and Gladys Miller of Wyalusing; two granddaughters, Elaine Miller of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and Lisa Miller of Conway, Arkansas.  She was preceded in death by her husband F. William “Bill” Miller on October 8, 1990.  The funeral service will be held Thursday May 3, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. with the Rev. Michael Hughes pastor of the Towanda First Presbyterian Church officiating.  Interment will be in the Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, Pa.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Thursday morning at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may direct memorial contributions to the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, Pa. in Edith D. Miller’s memory.  –Towanda Daily Review

DECKER - Dr. W. J. Decker Dead; Former Elmira Surgeon Dr. Walter J. Decker of Westfield, a former Elmira physician and surgeon, died of a heart attack Wednesday morning at Wilkes-Barre. He would have been 63 on Dec. 12. Dr. Decker was in Wilkes-Barre for a Masonic Shrine ceremony for his son, Charles L. Decker, a senior at Penn State University. Dr. Decker specialized in nose, ear and throat diseases and in oral and plastic surgery in Elmira from 1938 to 1944 when he retired and returned to Westfield, his birthplace. He graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College, Penn State University, John Hopkins University, University of Maryland where he earned his B.S. degree, and St. John’s College where he earned his master’s degree. He received his degree in medicine from Washington University in 1923. He interned at St. Louis City Hospital. From 1924 to 1939 he was a fellow at the Mayo Clinic and later was an assistant in oral and plastic surgery at the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research Graduate School of the University of Minnesota. He also served as section head for oral and plastic surgery at Green Bay Clinic, Green Bay, Mich. During World War II he was examining physician for Chemung County Selection Service Board 504 and examined about 10,000 men for military service. He served on the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital. Dr. Decker was a member of the Elmira Country Club, the Elmira Civic Music Assn., the Westfield Rod and Gun Club and national, state and county medical associations. He belonged to the Westfield RAM and Boumi Commandery at Baltimore. He was the author of a book on sinus and cervical Potts disease.

DIEFFENBACH –ALETHA D. WELLS, 98, died on October 5, 2000 at the Highlands Care Center in LaPorte.  She was loved by friends and family and will be deeply missed.  She was born June 2, 1902 in Colley a daughter of George Delmar Dieffenbach and Minta Adams Dieffenbach.  She was a graduate of Elkland Township High School, attended Robert Packer School of Nursing and Mansfield State Normal School.  She taught in the Colley School until her marriage in May 1924 to Manville Burton Wells of Wyalusing, who died in 1971.  Mr. and Mrs. Wells operated the Colley General Store until 1932, when Mr. Wells became employed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.  They subsequently lived at various locations in Pennsylvania, including Forkston, Montrose, Lewisburg and Ligonier until retirement in 1962 when they returned to Colley.  Mrs. Wells was a member of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Dushore and was previously a Sunday school teacher and active member of the EUB Church in Ligonier as well as a Girl Scout troop leader in Ligonier.  She was a former officer of both the Colley Grange and Colley Cemetery Association and was a member of Eastern Star.  She was an avid flower gardener and outdoorswoman, hunting and fishing as long as her health permitted.  Surviving are her daughter, Cherie Ann and son-in-law, John R. Burgener of Colorado; grandsons, John Paul Burgener and his wife, Patricia of California and Glen Dennis Burgener and his wife, Patricia of Colorado; nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; nieces, Mary Lou Minnier of Colley, Deloris Mumma and Fay Young; nephews, David J. Gephart of Colley, C. Edward Dieffenbach, Gary Wells, Alan Wells and Arthur Allen.  She was predeceased by her husband, Manville; two sisters, Twila D. Gephart and Anita D. Kerr; sister-in-law, Winifred Wells Dieffenbach; and granddaughter, Katherine Marie Pranza.  A public memorial service and interment will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2000 at 11:30 a.m. in Colley Cemetery with the Rev. Robert W. Brown officiating.  In lieu of flowers, those who wish may contribute to a favorite charity.  Service arrangements are under the direction of the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore.  –Towanda Daily Review

ROBERT C. DIX:  Robert C. Dix, age 78, of Nicholson, died Sunday, June 24, 1973, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, after suffering an apparent heart attack. Born in Shehawken, Wayne County, a son of the late Alpheus H. Dix, he was graduated from Nicholson High School in 1911. He attended Mansfield State Normal School, transferred to and graduated from Medico-Chirurgical College - where was later to become the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1916. He was a leading businessman in Nicholson, operating a pharmacy for many years until he joined the U.S. Navy in March 1943. After serving at several bases in the United States and in the South Pacific, he participated as a Chief Pharmacist Mate with the Third Marine Medical Battalion in the invasion of Okinawa. He was discharged from active duty in 1946 and served subsequently in the U.S. Naval Reserve for a number of years. He then attended Howard College in Birmingham, Ala., from which he received in 1950, his B.S. in pharmacy. In later years he served as a pharmacist for the Veterans Administration in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and Toledo, Ohio. Retiring from these duties, he served until his death as a relief pharmacist for a number of pharmacies in this area.  He was a member of the Shehawken United Methodist Church, Nicholson American Legion, and a 50-year member and past master of F&AM Lodge 438. He was a past president of the Nicholson Rotary Club and had served on the Nicholson School Board. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Edwin R. Creasy. of Canton, N.Y.: a son, Dr. Robert C. Dix. Jr., of Milton; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Alvah Fassett and Dr. O. L. Reynolds, of Tunkhannock. A memorial service was held Tuesday evening, June 26, at the George G. Renville Funeral Home, State Street, Nicholson, by the Free and Accepted Masons lodge 438.  Funeral services were conducted at this home, on Wednesday afternoon by the Rev. Garford Williams of the Nicholson Presbyterian Church. Interment with a military service by the Nicholson American Legion, was in the Hickory Grove Cemetery, Waverly, Pa.

DOANE - MRS. CHARLES M. ROSE: (SRGP 10257) Mrs. Charles M. Rose, nee Jean Doane, died in Denver, Colo., January 20, 1964, rather suddenly.  She is survived by her husband, Charles M. Rose, of Denver, formerly of Mansfield, one daughter, Mary Rose Buickey; two sisters, Misses Stella and Alice Doane, of Dallas, Pa., and two Brothers, Dr. Joseph Doane of Philadelphia, and Dr. John H. Doane, of Dallas, Pa.  She was a graduate of Mansfield Normal, class of 1900, and taught school in Knoxville before her marriage and moving to Pueblo, Colo.  She was the daughter of the late Professor and Mrs. Doane of Mansfield.  Prof. Doane was Principal of Mansfield Normal in its early days.

DOLLIVER, Sarah - Mrs. Krusen died - Well-Known Westfield Woman died Yesterday Forenoon - Mrs. Sarah I. KRUSEN, died yesterday forenoon at ten o'clock from heart disease after an illness of two years, being confined to the bed for the past nine months, following a fall which injured her hip and side. The deceased was born Jan. 4th, 1846, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. DOLLIVER and when a child, she was legally adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Schuyler LEWIS, of Westfield. She taught district school when but fifteen years of age later going to the Union Academy and afterwards graduating from the Mansfield State Normal. To show what commanding intellect and strength of character was possessed by the deceased, it must be noted that she served as Superintendent of Public Instruction for Tioga County for two terms, being perhaps the first woman in Pennsylvania to be thus honored. For years she taught in the Wellsboro schools and was one of the most prominent educators of Northern Pennsylvania. On July 8, 1883, she was married to Richard KRUSEN who died Jan. 20, 1892. After his death she took care of her mother, Mrs. LEWIS and has lived at her little home on Main street since. She is survived by a brother, Mr. DOLLIVER and his daughter, Bertha, of Ashville, NC, a nephew, Calvin WHITMAN, of Tioga, and a niece, Mrs. Essent EICK of this place who looked after Mrs. KRUSEN during her long illness. Arrangements for the funeral are not complete. A more extended reference of the deceased will appear next week. Submitted by Patricia Warren

EASTMAN - Mariam E. Dickerson, 88, of Roosevelt Drive, Lockport, N.Y., formerly of Port Allegany and Mansfield, died Monday,Aug. 31, 2009, in the Briody Health Care Facility, Lockport, N.Y . Born April 24, 1921, in Wrights, she was a daughter of Lessie E. and Ethel L. Meacham Eastman. On April 6, 1947, in Port Allegany, she married Orville O. Dickerson, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Dickerson was a music teacher in the Port Allegany School District for 10½ years, and the Southern Tioga School District, Mansfield, for 20 years, before her retirement. She was a graduate of the Port Allegany High School, Class of 1939, and Mansfield Teachers College in 1943, where she played piano for Jack Wilcox's summer musicals and the gifted camp at the college. She was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church, where she was church pianist. She was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Twilight Chapter, Mansfield, where she was a past Worthy Matron (1967-68) and pianist for many years. She was past District Deputy Grand Matron (1969-70) and Grand Organist (1986-87). She accompanied the Mansfield Men's Choir from 1968 to 2003, where she was honored in Amherst, N.Y., at a "Big Sing" in 2003. She also played piano, accompanied by her husband, at the Penn Wells Hotel, Wellsboro, for many years. Surviving are a son, Richard (Elizabeth) Dickerson of Claremont, Calif.; a brother, Lloyd (Delores) Eastman of Port Allegany; a sister, Lois (Robert) Brown of Lockport, N.Y.; two grandsons, Ryan Dickerson, Brett (Amy) Dickerson; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 4, with the Rev. Randall Headley, pastor of the United Methodist Church, Port Allegany, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.   Wellsboro Gazette, September 2, 2009

 Mrs. Eura Frost Davis Parsons, 34, died Sunday at the family home at Fassett, Pa., of scarlet fever which she contracted soon after the birth of a child a week ago.  Two other children were ill of the disease.  Mrs. Parsons was born at Mill Creek, Pa., the daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. William Faulkner, March (could be May) 3, 1898.  Her mother died at her birth and she was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. James Monroe Frost of Jobs Corners.  She was educated at Mansfield State Normal School and the Meeker Business Institute Elmira.  The major portion of her life was spent in Jobs Corners and Elmira.  She had lived in Fassett a little over two years.  Mrs. Parsons is survived by her husband, Mahlon Parsons; four daughters Shirley, Betty Jean, Norma Ella, Alma Beverly; a son James Alfred, one week old; the father, William Faulkner of Painted Post; the foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Frost of Job Corners; three brothers, Jeremiah, William and Ernest Faulkner, all of Painted Post.  A private funeral was held Monday afternoon.  Burial was in the Fassett, Pa., Cemetery.

FRITZSCHE - Pioneer teacher Vesta McCarthy dies at age 93, who had a varied career of school teaching over 61 years died Nov. 16, 1973 at the Pioneer home in Fairbanks, Alaska.  Visitation and services were held at the Chapel of Chimes . Interment was from the Kuhl funeral home in Mansfield.  She was born June 12, 1881 in Liberty, Pennsylvania to Elizabeth and Joseph Fritzsche and graduated from Mansfield State College in 1899. She also attended Binghamton School of Business in Binghamton, New York and Pennsylvania state University in University Park, Pennsylvania.  During her professional career she taught in Liberty Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania; Mill Creek Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania; Kane School District, McKean County, Pennsylvania, she was also the housemother for the football team and Mansfield State College and was substitute teacher for the Fairbanks School District for eleven years.  Teaching over the span of 61 years she last substituted at Fairbanks at the age of the two.  She was presented with an Alumni Citation and Mansfield State College at her 70th graduation anniversary they are in 1969 for parks for her contributions to mankind. She was the first Alumna so honored.  Married to James McCarthy of Arnot, POA, she was preceded in death by her husband and three sons, Roy, Gordon, and James. Gordon was killed while in the service in Germany during World War II, making her a Mrs. McCarthy pioneered Gold Star Mother.  Mrs. McCarthy pioneered the Alcan highway when it was first open to the public and subsequently made 29 trips over the highway.  She was a member of the Pennsylvania Retired Teachers Association, Int., Auxiliary American League in Mansfield., and active in the Lutheran Church.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Doris Southhall, a retired school nurse from the Fairbanks School District and one son, J. Ellsworth McCarthy, former Principal of Lathrop High School , Fairbanks. She is also survived by two grandson’s, Jack Southhall of Somerville, New Jersey and Edwin McCarthy of Geneva, New York into gray granddaughter’s, Karen and Heather McCarthy, also of Geneva. She had been a guest at the Pioneer home for the past four years.

FRITZSCHE, Vesta -- Former local woman keeps busy in the 49th state
By Betty Frazier - taken from the Wellsboro Gazette
"There is a game which families and friends usually play when they get together after a separation, whether it be long or short.  It’s even more of a brain teaser than charades or trivia, and it is not a game dependent upon a role of the dice or a shuffle of the cards. There are no winners were losers, and sometimes there’s not even an answer-just a dead end.  I’d wager it’s been around almost as the beginning of time!  It’s a game of nostalgia and curiosity called "whatever happened to…?"  It evokes many memories of someone from our past, usually who has been lost to us in time. We wonder! Has life and kind or not so kind, exciting, average or dullsville?  This story had its beginning just five years into the 20thcentury, and most of it unfolds in the "Land of the Midnight Sun"—Alaska.  Did coal miner James McCarthy of Liberty ever dream of mining gold and Alaska? May be, maybe not, but nearly everyone ever borne as at one time or other had a secret unfiilled dream.  The gold rush which occurred in Fairbanks, Alaska, just the year before James’s wife, Vesta, gave birth to a baby daughter, Anna Doris, was like a fever burning in the souls of some adventuresome young men.  It if James had any such dream—and that’s only an if—they eventually would be fulfilled to the lives of his daughter and two sons Ellsworth (called Mickey or Mac) and James.  A third son, Gordon, was a casualty of World War II.  The children, and his wife as well, in later years ventured to Alaska and found riches much greater than gold—people. And those people became much richer because this family gave to Alaska far more than they ever took from it.  The tail covers" the year’s from 1924 when, Doris said, "I retired from high school after only two years until 1987, when she was given the honor of being the first woman in the history of the annual Golden Days Parade held in Fairbanks to be chosen Grand Marshal.  Her employment, her accomplishments, prestigious awards, committees and boards she has served on most of which have been in the past 30 years, fill three typing pages.  Doris’s decision to become a nurse was born when she was about five years old. She had to have her tonsils out.  "you didn’t go to the hospital in those days," she said. "They came to your home and did the operation. They used a table and prepared and for the operation. A nurse came with the doctor and that was my first association with nursing. I apparently was very impressed as what nurses did, as I practiced on my dolls after that experience."  She went into nursing despite her mother’s preference that she be a teacher, as she was!  "because there was a shortage of due to the number of nurses required for the veterans hospital, they would take students with only one year of high school. I was accepted at a Philadelphia hospital, but my mother felt it was too far from home, so I attended the School Of Nursing at the Blossburg State Hospital from which I graduated in 1927."  She successfully passed her state board exams. It was at age 50, after 26 years of nursing, they she took in passed her GED and received her high school diploma. Later she took post Graduate Courses In Nursing, psychology and sociology.  Her nursing career took her to Locust Mountain State Hospital, Warne Hospital in Pottsville, and into the coal fields. At one time she went into the mine of the Locust Mountain Branch of Dodson Coal Company during a mining disaster to nurse the victims before they could be rescued.  Her marriage in 1929 and later, the birth of her son John did not prevent her from being active with the American Red Cross capitalize previous three words. For them she conducted well baby clinics, taught home nursing, first aid and surgical dressing’s classes and distributed food and clothing to the needy.  During World War II she served on the camp and hospital committees for the Indiantown Gap Veterans.  After her husband was killed in a construction accident in 1949 she returned to work full-time at the Coaldale State Hospital.  In 1953, her son now grown, she decided to visit her brother Mac. He would get a later date become an esteemed high school principal and superintendent of schools and Alaska after a highly recognize teaching career in Pennsylvania. A graduate of Mansfield College in Penn State, in 1958 he was named Alaska’s outstanding principal by Encyclopedia Britannica.  Another brother, James was successfully employed, and their mother had a teaching position in the state as well.  During her visit, she decided to stay and excepted a nursing position on the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital. Two years later she was responsible for opening the first school cafeteria in Lathrop high school, where her brother was a teacher.  After that she became a school nurse for Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. Upon retirement from school nursing in 1970 she became a substitute teacher for Ft. Wainwright and Fairbanks School District. Until 1979 she held the senior citizen position with Rasmuson library at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.  After paying career of nearly 50 years she started her career of non paying work, stating that "life is too interesting to just sit around and do nothing." She was instrumental in the construction of Golden Towers a 96 unit housing project for low income elderly. In July 1985 Southall manner was named for Doris because she had led the campaign to get it built, though she gave much credit to others. It is a 40 unit complex, a $4.8 million projects. A large outside signing bears her name.  Who else but Doris could have been the official ribbon cutter?  She has also been involved with Tananna Gardens, a project for middle income senior citizens. Her activity on behalf of elderly housing is no surprise. Always ready to give a hand when one was needed, Doris set up an emergency center in Main Junior High School for the Northward Building tenants when they were driven from their homes due to fire. This was in 1956, only three years after she had arrived on her "visit."  In 1967, during a flood, chic or needed to rescue centers for victims for ten days as well as nearest the injured and ill.  In 1976, Doris was found on the trail recruiting funds from the State Centennial Commission. She was successful and getting a grant which would attempt to identify all nurses who had ever practiced in Alaska. It would become a part of the state’s history, and completed records were placed in the University of Alaska Rasmuson Library Archives.  In 1982 she received from the state Historical Commission $2000 to further research on nursing and Alaska, and the following year and other brands of $3000 was given for additional research.  She has been honored by citizens, public officials, organizations such as Business And Professional Women, the Jaycees, the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce and by Gov. Bill Sheffield, Gov. Egan named her to his Advisory committee on aging and she was reappointed by Gov. Hamm, serving until 1982. The same year she was named chairperson of the Task Force on Retirement, Roles and Activities for the State Conference on Aging held in Anchorage and in November of that your was invited by President Nixon to serve as a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging.  There has hardly a year gone by since 1927 when she hasn’t diligently and untiringly worked and been recognized for some major contributions to the people both in coal fields of Pennsylvania and state of Alaska.  She has been named "Woman of the Year," Distinguish Citizen and First Lady Volunteer, just to name a few all the time claiming credit should go to the many others who helped.  And all during this time she found time for travel. With her brother Mac she toured Australia and New Zealand in 1986. They planned a trip to China in June 1987, by she said "God changed our plans by calling back to his heavenly home." For trip to your took place in April when she returned to Tioga County for his funeral at East Point Methodist Church and burial in Union Cemetery, Liberty.  Over the holiday she has been visiting her sons and family at Tamaqua, her nephew and his family in New York State, and friends in Mansfield and Liberty.  Do we fulfill the dreams of others or do we hopefully fulfill our own—or do we simply make our dreams come true by using the resources at hand to make for a full life?  The treasures Doris—and her family—gave to the 49 state can never be measured in gold. They have left a remarkable, indelible and inspiring imprint on the growth, education, health and welfare of our "last frontier" state.  "what ever happened to Doris McCarthy Southalll?" It is no doubt hard even for this woman who went on a visit to Alaska in 1953 to believe it all.

Fred J. Furman, a native of Rutland, died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 30, 1938, at Los Angeles. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Furman, of Rutland. He graduated from the Mansfield Normal in the class of 1899. He played football on the Normal football team for several years. He studied law and went to Butte, Montana where he practiced for several years, later practicing in other cities. He is survived by his wife, one son, Fred, Jr., his mother, Mrs. Kate Furman of Elmira, two brothers, Harry B. Furman of Elmira and Orrin J. Furman, of Millerton. Funeral services and burial were in Los Angeles.

Edson Briggs Gaige, a prominent farmer of Jackson and well known throughout the county, died at his home in Jackson, June 12, following an extended illness. He was the son of Albert M. and Phebe Briggs Gaige and had always resided Jackson Township. He attended the schools of Jackson and also Mansfield Normal, from which he graduated in 1889. He was married June 27, 1900, to Jessie Stilwell, who survives. Besides his widow he is survived by three brothers, Fred and Mark, of Jackson, and Herman of Philadelphia; also several nieces and nephews. Mr. Gaige was a man of strict integrity and was highly esteemed throughout the county. He was a member of the Jackson Center Methodist Church. [Maple Ridge Cemetery]

GARDNER - TRUMAN GARDNER - Truman Gardner, son of David and Mary Warriner Gardner, died at his home in Silver Spring, Md., Saturday, Jan. 30, 1954, at age 85 years. He was born near Westfield, Pa., and spent part of his early school days in this place. He attended Mansfield State Teachers College at Mansfield, Pa., and graduated in the class of 1892, teaching being his profession. He was able to attend the 60th anniversary of his class held at Mansfield in 1952 and called on several relatives in Westfield at this time, being his last visit here. He was married to Miss Viola Allen while living in Westfield, later going to Ulysses where he spent several years. Mr. Gardner was principal of Ulysses High School and later editor of the Ulysses Sentinel. On leaving Ulysses, he taught school in several other places for a time, finally locating in Silver Spring, Md., where they had a beautiful home and were permitted to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary together before his wife's death at that place, several years ago. He is survived by a son, Atty. T. Gardner, Silver Spring, Md., a daughter, Wanita Gardner, at home; a few own cousins and other relatives. Burial was made Monday at Silver Spring. Submitted by Ron Lewis.

GARRISON - Mrs. Ceral Garrison Husted, 80, of 215 Gilbert Road, New Hartford, NY, died Friday, May 11, 1979, at St. Luke Memorial Hospital Center. She was born in Wells Twp., Bradford County, a daughter of Freeman and Ada French Garrison. In 1918 she married Bryden W. Husted. The couple lived in Mansfield until 1936 when they moved to Utica, NY with their children. Mrs. Husted was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Utica and its organizations; the Utica Garden Club; the Presbyterian Home Auxiliary; the Oneida Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, where she served on the Board of Management and was chairman of the Americanism Committee for 16 years, greeting thousands of citizens in naturalization court. She is survived by her husband, at home; two sons, Philip B. Husted of New Hartford and William G. of Whitesboro, NY; two daughters, Millicent H. Roarabaugh of Syracuse and Jane H. Layens of Oriskany; 14 grandchildren, one brother, Merle F. Garrison of Mansfield, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral Services were held Monday at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. John R. Sisley officiating. Interment was in Crown Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations were made to the Heart Fund. [Mansfield High School Class of 1918]

GEORGE HOWARD GREEN:  George Howard Green, age 83, of Rossmoor Leisure World, Silver Spring, Md. died June 24, 1973. A former resident of Wellsboro, he attended Wellsboro High School. He was graduated from Mansfield State College in 1910. Survivors are his widow Aldora D. Green, two sons, Thornton F. of Adelphi, Md. and Dr. Larry Q. of Wilmington, Del., a sister, Mrs. Mary Dowgin of Largo, Fla., eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

MARY GREEN DOWGIN:  Mrs. Mary Green Dowgin, wife of the late Frank Dowgin, died at the Oak Manor Nursing Center, Largo, Florida on January 16, 1974. Services were held at the McMullen Memorial West Chapel on Friday - Jan. 18, 1974. Rev. Bruce A, Fehl of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church officiated. Born in Wellsboro on September 25, 1886, she was the daughter of William and Ella Coolidge Green.  Mrs. Dowgin was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and the Mansfield State Normal School - Class of 1908. She started her teaching career in Tioga County, later going to Dayton, New Jersey where she taught until her retirement.  Surviving her are two nephews, Thorton F. Green, Adelphi, Maryland and Dr. Larry Q. Green of Wilmington, Del.

Sayre Morning Times November 8, 2006
Kathryn HANLON Hall, 102, of Cady Ave., Nichols, died peacefully on Tuesday morning, November 7, 2006. She was born on October 20, 1904 in Ridgebury, a daughter of the late James Frederick and Lula (Halstead) Hanlon. She was a graduate of the Elmira Free Academy class of 1921 and in 1926 received her teaching certificate from Mansfield Normal School. Katie shared her love for knowledge by teaching in Binghamton at the Sight Saving School and for many years taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Friendsville, Pa. In 1926 she married Irving Hale Hall, who preceded her in death on January 1, 1991. Together they owned and operated Hallwares Wholesale in Nichols. She was a member of the Nichols United Methodist Church and Friends of Cady Library and an active supporter of the Kirby Band, wherein each year they present the Irving Hall Award to an active participant.

 Miss Mary Louise Hanyen of Roseville, Pa., a former teacher in School No. 4 of Elmira a period of about 20 years, died Thursday at 6 a.m. at Sayre, Pa., after an extended illness.  Miss Hanyen was born in Elmira, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius B. Hanyen.  The family resided many years on the southern corner of West Church and Walnut Streets, and the father conducted the C. O. D. Grocery house at 117 East Water Street.   Many years ago the family removed to Roseville, Bradford County, Pa., where Mr. Hanyen conducted a general store.  He died several years ago.  Miss Hanyen was a graduate of the Mansfield, Pa., State Teachers’ College, and began teaching in the Elmira schools in 1889.  Her entire period of teaching in Elmira was confined to School No. 4, where she proved a very capable teacher and was highly respected.  Miss Hanyen resigned as a teacher, Jan. 4, 1916, and was placed on the teachers’ pension fund.  She returned to the former home at Roseville, Pa., where she remained until after the death of her father.  Mrs. Hanyen was an active member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of Elmira, where her parents formerly were active many years before.  She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Lewis M. Palmer, 50 St. James Street, Mansfield, Pa.; two brothers, Cole B. Hanyen of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Frederick C. Hanyen of Scranton, Pa.  The funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. Lewis M. Palmer in Mansfield, Pa. Saturday at 1 p.m.  The Rev. W. W. Taylor will officiate.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, about 3 p.m. Saturday.

Wellsboro Gazette Feb. 7, 1946 Submitted by Kelly WILCOX Kimball
James D. HERON
James Doumaux Heron, 65, of Blossburg, died at the Blossburg State Hospital last Thursday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock following a week's illness. Born at Antrim, the son of Samuel and Virginia Doumaux Heron, he spent his early life at Fall Brook, when his father was superintendent of the Fall Brook Coal Company. He was educated at Mansfield Normal School for many years and was engaged in the Hardware business at Blossburg. His later years had been spent as bookeeper at the Blossburg State Hospital. His wife, Estella Heron died several years ago. Surviving are one brother, the Rt. Rev. Raymond A. Heron, of Boston, Mass.; an aunt, Mrs. J. F. Pickalls, of Des Plaines, Ill., and the following cousins; S. Y. Doumaux and Mrs. Florence Doumaux, of Wellsboro; Lincoln Doumaux, of Rochester; Louis Doumaux, of Jersey Shore and Mrs. S. T. Nivling, of Miami, Florida. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. John Hilton at St. Luke's Episcopal Church on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

HINMAN –NELLIE HINMAN SHINER, 93 widow of Fred Shiner of Monroeton died at Memorial Hospital late Monday afternoon, Jan. 27, 1986.  She was born Feb. 1, 1892 in Monroeton the daughter of Dudley and Rebecca Hinman.  Mrs. Shiner graduated from Mansfield Normal School.  She married Fred C. Shiner on Dec. 29, 1915.  She was a retired school teacher, having taught for 23 years in the Monroeton and Towanda schools.  Her survivors include a niece, Banning Hinman Irvine Wrisley; grand-nephews, Dennis and Stephen Irvine all of Monroeton; nephew, Earl Hinman, Jr. of Wheaton, Md. And long-time friend and companion, Alice Cass of Monroeton.  There will be no viewing.  A privet funeral service has been planned.  Memorials may be directed to Memorial Hospital/Skilled Nursing Unit, Towanda, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

HURLEY –MARY ELLEN ELLIOTT –Mrs. John S. Elliott of 51 D Troy Drive, Springfield, N.J. died Monday, February 19, 1979 in Troy Community Hospital.  She was the daughter of William and Ida McCormick Hurley and graduated from Canton High School and Mansfield Normal School.  She was a member of the Fortnightly Club of Summit, N.J.  She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Robert S. Burk and Mrs. Judson Innes, both of Canton and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services and interment were held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Restland Memorial Park in Hanover, N.J.  Funeral arrangements were by Morse Funeral Home, Canton.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

JACQUES, Rev. J.R. – [SRGP 75459]  The Rev. J.R. Jacques, D.D. Ph.D., LL. D., F.R.S., the first principal of the Mansfield Classical Seminary, now the Normal School, died a few days ago at his home in Abington, Ill. Prof. Jacques was the vice-president of Heading College in Abington at the time of his death. He is remembered as a young Methodist clergyman of much promise, who after leaving here acceptably filled the pulpit of the First M.E. Church in Elmira for one or more years. The Elmira Gazette says: Dr. Jacques was one of the most scholarly and eloquent preachers that ever filled its pulpit. His Sunday evening discourses regularly drew immense crowds that filled the old brick church to overflowing. – Mansfield Advertiser, 30 March 1892

JAQUISH - Christine J. Zellner, 72, died at Ephrata Manor on Dec. 4, 2005. Born in Mansfield, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Arbutus Laing Jaquish, and the wife of the late John C. Zellner. she formerly resided in Rothsville and in Addison, NY. A 1954 graduate of Mansfield College, she taught in the elementary schools in Levittown, Addison, NY and Painted Post, NY. She retired from the Warwick School District in 1995 and was a longtime employee at the Akron Restaurant. She was one of the Presbyterian faith and a member of the National Teachers Association and Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include her daughters, Enza Nancy, wife of David P. Lewis of Akron, Ohio, Kathleen Z. wife of Stephen C. Hamlin of Manheim, Rebecca Zellner-Patterson, wife of David Patterson of Lancaster, NH; son, Stephen J. Zellner of Lancaster; five grandchildren, Benjamin and Alexandra Lewis, Emerson and Stevie Hamlin, Joseph Zellner-Patterson; brothers and sisters, Lorraine, wife of Donald Thomas of Millville, Donna, wife of the late Rhine Brown of Bird in Hand, Dr. Joseph, husband of Billie Jaquish of Ozark, Ark., Priscilla Stopher of Anoka, Minn., and Gladys R., wife of Olin W. Brubacker of Lititz. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 North Progress Ave., Suite 101, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 21, 2005

JERALD - Word was received this past weekend of the death of Lorena Jerald Penno, a former resident of Mansfield. Mrs. Penno has resided the past few years in Mechanicsburg. She was a graduate of Mansfield High School [1931] and Mansfield State College. she will be sadly missed by her family and friends. - Mansfield Gazette, January 5, 2005

KIMBLE FANNIE E. FRUTIGER:  Fannie E. Frutiger, 85, of Drew Gardens, Clearwater, Fla., a Roaring Branch native, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, in Sun Coast Hospital, Clearwater. Born July 6, 1902, she was the daughter of Morrell and Mary Kimble. She was a graduate of the Mansfield Normal School and a member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Largo, Fla. She was also a former member of the Order of Eastern Star.  A resident of Liberty for 35 years, Mrs. Frutiger moved to the Largo-Clearwater area in 1965.  Her husband, Eugene Frutiger, whom she was married to for 54 years, died Sept 17, 1981. Surviving are two sons, Theodore K. of Hamilton, N.Y., and William K. of Beverly, Mass.; two brothers, Harry Kimble and Leslie Kimble, both of Liberty; and five grandchildren. Memorial services will be held the Prince of Peace Church in Largo, Saturday, Nov. 14.

KLOCK, Martha - Mrs. William B. Armington Mrs. William B. Armington, wife of the Richard Brown Memorial M. E. pastor, died of pneumonia at 5:40 p.m., Friday, at her home, 144 Woodbine Ave., Youngstown, O. She had been ill only a week. Her husband has been ill with the flu, but was beginning to recover. The former Martha Klock, Mrs. Armington was a teacher before becoming a minister's wife. Her husband was also superintendent for six years. Mrs. Armington worked side by side with her husband in church work for 38 years, and they would have been married 39 years Tuesday. Church Work Her Life In fact, church work was almost her whole life. She was especilly interested in the Belmont Ave.-Brown merger. When she was in Canton, where her husband was district superintendent for six years, she was president of the Canton District Missionary for five years, and when she came to Youngstown became president of the Ministers' Wives Association. A book lover, Mrs. Armington belonged to literary clubs wherever she went. She was born in Covington 64 years ago and was graduated from the Mansfield Normal School. She taught in the grade school at Covington for three years before she was married. Mrs. Armington and her husband lived in Ohio for 36 years, he being minister of the Windmere Methodist Church in Cleveland, before becoming district superintendent, and then going to the Lake Shore Church, from where they went to Cleveland. She loved to travel and several years ago went with him to attend an Ecumenical Conference in London, spending the entire summer traveling. She also liked flowers and spent a great deal of time working with them. Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Mrs. George Kenneth Brown, of Anderson, Ind., and a small grandson. Funeral services were held at the Orr Funeral Home Monday at 11 a.m. Burial in Acacia Cemetery in Cleveland. Bishop E. Lester Smith of the M. E. Church of Ohio was assisted in the service by District Superintendent W. Stanley Smith and the ministers of the district. Submitted by Barb Conrad

KNAPP - ESTHER L. KNAPP FERREE, 94, OF 6 Hill St., Mill Hall, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009 at the home of her special niece, Mary Ann Ferree.  Born March 11, 1915 in Mansfield, PA, she was a daughter of the late Irving and Dora Boyce Knapp.  Her husband, Melvin Ferree, died in 1958.  A 1934 graduate of the Mansfield High School, Esther was employed at Champion Parts Rebuilders, retiring in 1984. A very active member of Blanchard Church of Christ, she was a member of the Beech Creek Grange and she enjoyed baking, gardening, swimming, sewing, reading, and flower gardening.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Janet Peters in 1960.  Surviving are three grandchildren, William Leroy Peters of Mill Hall, Jeffrey Peters of Bardstown, KY, and Rodney Peters of Blaxland, Australia;  seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Also preceding her in death were her two brothers, Robert and William Knapp, and two sisters, Margaret Klump and Hilda Brickley.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday, Aug. 18 in the Dean K. Wetzler Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall.  Services will be Wednesday, Aug. 19 in Blanchard Church of Christ with Rev. Russel J. Moldovan, her pastor officiating.  Internment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall.  The family will provide flowers and requests memorials be made to the Blanchard Church of Christ through the funeral home.

Word was received by M.S. Knowlton, of Covington, of the recent death of his brother, Leonard J. Knowlton, at Butte, Montana, of pneumonia.  The funeral was held on his sixty-second birthday.  He was born in Covington township, son of Mr. And Mrs. Hanover Knowlton, and attended the Mansfield Normal School before going west.  He was a member of Covington Lodge, No. 274, I. O. O. F., for 41 years.  The remains were taken to Spokane, Washington, where they were cremated. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, December 5, 1928)

LITTLE –CAROLINE LITTLE BAUMUNK, 95 of Shunk, Pa. died Friday July 25, 2003 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital of heart failure following tow recent operations and pneumonia.  Caroline was born in Estella on Jan. 2, 1908 the daughter of Ulyssus Grant Little and Lillian Osler Little.  She graduated from Estella High School in 1925 and attended the Mansfield Normal School (now Mansfield University).  At the age of 18 Caroline became a teacher in Lincoln Falls and later taught at the West School in Elkland Township.  On June 14, 1928 Caroline married Lawrence Baumunk of Lincoln Falls.  The young couple farmed with his father, Philip until 1934 in that year, Lawrence and Caroline purchased the General Store in Shunk and founded the business that continues to flourish 70 years later as L.L. Baumunk & Son.  Caroline also served as the postmaster of Shunk from 1953 to 1978.  Caroline was a member of the Order of the Easter Star, which included her term as Worthy Matron.  Other memberships included the Shunk United Methodist Church, the Sullivan County Historical Society, Sullivan County Republican Women and the Endless Winds Volunteer Fire Company.  She was an enthusiastic fisherman, a traveler to many countries, and a community supporter.  In retirement, she created many beautiful quilts.  She and Lawrence took great pleasure building their home on the beaver dam that was turned into a small lake.  Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Kenneth Ford of Philadelphia, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Lucy Baumunk of Shunk, eight grandchildren and their spouses, Ann and Bob Henderson of Shunk, Mary and Steve Blondy of Madison, N.J., Emily and Brian Wilken of Honesdale, Pa., Nina Tannenwald and Mark Suchman of Providence, R.I., Adam Ford of Chicago, Ill., Caroline Eisenhood and Ian Lucas Ford, both of Albuquerque, N.M. and Jason Ford of Alexandria, Va.; two step-grandchildren, Paul Ford and Wendy White of Oak Park, Ill., and Sarah Ford and Nick Monroe of Sonoma, Calif.; 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.  Caroline was predeceased by her husband Lawrence in 1995, her son, Dale in 2002 as well as by her brother, Otto Little and sisters, Dolly Withers, Nellie Lewis, Sadie Barbour and Julia Beinlich.  Her family invites friends to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday July 28 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr., Canton.  The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Herbert Eby and the Rev. James House officiating.  Interment will follow in the Quaker Cemetery, Shunk, Pa.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Endless Winds Fire Company, P.O. Box 39, Shunk, Pa. or to the Shunk United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 70, Shunk, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review

MARTIN –MRS. MAE MARTIN LEWIS DIED May 28, 1933 at the St. Francis Hospital at Trenton, N.J., following a brief illness of a throat infection.  She was born in Morris Run, Pa. May 6, 1904, a daughter of Robert B. Martin and the late Mrs. Martin.  She was graduated from the Morris Run High School and the Mansfield State Teachers College, class of 1923.  For three years she taught in the public schools of Bethlehem, Pa. and in 1927 was united in marriage with John Herbert Lewis of Pittsburgh, Pa.  They made their residence in Beaver, Pa.  Mrs. Lewis was visiting her sister, Mrs. G. E. Pierson Jr. at Trenton when she became ill.  She was of a kindly and charitable disposition and was beloved by a large circle of friends and relatives.  Mrs. Lewis is survived by her husband, John H. Lewis; a daughter, Shirley Ann, 4; the father, P. B. Martin and brother, Samuel J. Martin of Morris Run, Pa; five sisters, the Misses Sadie, Isabel and Roberta Martin of Morris Run, Pa.; Mrs. G. E. Pierson Jr. of Trenton, N.J. and Mrs. Charles E. Schoenheld of Elmira.  The funeral was held May 31 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Lewis at North Wales, Pa. with the burial in Green Lawn Cemetery, North Wales, Pa.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/6/1933

E. E. MARVIN TIOGA SCHOOL HEAD PASSES - Covington Man, Long Active in School Affairs Dies After Week's Illness. Death came Thursday night to Edward Ellis Marvin, 55, superintendent of Tioga county's schooks since April, 1934. A week's illness following a heart attack while addressing a Blossburg PTA meeting caused death. The Rev. Myron Kaufman officiated at funeral services in Covington Church of Christ Sunday afternoon. Member of an old and respected family, Edward E. Marvin was born a son of Levi and Tena Sechrist Marvin in Covington and attended the local schools before entering technical training at Mansfield Normal and Bucknell University. As a young teacher, he early displayed marked ability and his career was watched with satisfactin by many friends. In his 32 years experience as a teacher, Edward E. Marvin taught in many of the schools of this county. He was principal of the Little Marsh, Osceola, Covington, Oswayo and Harrison Valley schools. He was named assistant county superintendent under J. George March in 1926. In 1934, the school directors of the county elected him superintendent to succeed Mr. March. His term had two years to run. Appointement of his successor is in the hands of Dr. Lester K. Ade, Pennsylvania Superintendent of Public Instruction. Mr. Marvin was married on May 16, 1904 to Lulu Boughton of Little Marsh, who died in October, 1909. On June 28, 1911, he was married to Celia Blanchard of Covington. Mr. Marvin took a strong interest in civic, religious and fraternal affairs. Dinners and county meetings of the Grange, the Dairymen's League, the Chambers of Commerce and other groups always counted him among their foremost attendants. He was a member of the Covington Church of Christ. Friendship Lodge F. & A. M. at Mansfield, and the Covington Lodge of Odd Fellows. Surviving are his wife, Celia Blanchard Marvin; a daughter, Mrs. William Achilies, of Geneva; two sons, Edward and Richard, of Covington; four sisters, Mrs. William Douglas, of Covington; Mrs. Charles Johnson, Mrs. Glenn Gillette and Mrs. L. M. Goodall, all of Mansfield; and a brother, Lee R. Marvin, of Portland, Oregon. Honorary pall-bearers at the funeral services were Dr. Lee Driver of Harrisburg, representing Dr. Lester K. Ade and the Department of Public Instruction; Dr. Frnacis Haas, president of Bloomsburg State Teachers College; George A. Retan, Mansfield; M. F. Jones, Blossburg; and J. G. March, Wellsboro, former Tioga county School Superintendents; and the following superintendents from other counties; Akely of Potter; Lillibridge of McKean; Morrow and Aten of Bradford; Dunlap of Lycoming; Evans of Columbia; Frear of Shsquehanna; Neff of Hintington; Diehl and Robbins of Montour. Active pall-bearers were W. G. Clark, assistant superintendent, and the following principals: R. L. Butler, Wellsboro; E. B. Hillman, Elkland; W. W. Saimley, Knoxville; W. L. Miller, Mansfield; Fred A. Jupenlaz, Covington. Submitted by Barb Conrad  [Gray Cemetery]

MASON -  Mrs. Cora Mason Seafuse, wife of Dr. Samuel M. Seafuse, 1005 Walnut Street, died Wednesday morning, May 27, 1936, after an extended illness. Mrs. Seafuse was born July 26, 1867, the daughter of Maria Inman Mason and Walter Mason of Gillett, Pa. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Samuel M. Seafuse; five daughters, Mrs. Howard P. Garman, Canisteo; the Misses Doris and Florence Seafuse at home; Mrs. Hovey H. Drake, Mrs. Lester C. Gamble, Elmira; nine grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Harry O. Kingsley, East Smithfield, Pa. Mrs. Seafuse, graduated in 1885 at the Mansfield Normal School, now a State College and was a teacher several years in Pennsylvania schools. She married Dr. S. M. Seafuse in June, 1895. Mrs. Seafuse was a member of the Sorosis Club 27 years and a past president. She was an active member of the North Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be held in the family home Friday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. W. H. Willits will officiate.

McCARTY –MRS. MARION I. BIRD, 91 of Williamsport died Thursday Oct. 27, 1983 at the Williamsport Hospital.  She was the widow of Lloyd V. Bird, who died in December of 1968.  Mrs. Bird was born in Estella, Sullivan County on April 26, 1892 a daughter of Frank and Luzina Rogers McCarty.  She was a member of the High Street United Methodist Church, Williamsport.  Mrs. Bird was a graduate of the Mansfield Normal School and was a school teacher in the Estella area many years ago.  Surviving are two sons, Waldo R. Bird of Williamsport and Douglas R. Bird of Montoursville; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara L. Chagnon of Citrus Heights, CA, Mrs. Dorothy B. Laedlein with whom she lived; 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.  The funeral service was held at the Mandeville Funeral Home, Williamsport Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. R. Eichelberger officiating.  Burial was in Twin Memorial Park.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

McDOWELL – Charles McDowell, retired President and Chairman of the Board, First National Bank of Mansfield died Monday, April 2nd (1962) at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was 90 years of age. He lived at 27 College Ave., Mansfield. Mr. McDowell was born near Troy, PA and attended Mansfield Normal School. He was the owner of an agricultural equipment and building supply business, which served the farmers and residents of the area for fifty years. In 1946 he sold this company but remained active as President of the First National Bank until his retirement in 1959. A member of the Mansfield Presbyterian Church he served as elder and treasurer for twenty-five years. He was a member of Friendship Lodge F&AM, Mansfield, the Zebulun Royal Arch Chapter 296, the Williamsport Consistory and the Wilkes-Barre Shrine. Surviving are his daughter, Laura Mae Lonergan of Wellesley Hills, Mass., and grandchildren, Michael and Rebecca. – Mansfield Advertiser, 11 April 1962, p.5

Edward Silas McInroy, 77, of Riverside, California, died on Thursday, Nov. 15, 1973. He was born April 13, 1896, at Middlebury Center, a son of Samuel F. and Rose Rockwell McInroy. Mr. McInroy was a graduate of the Wellsboro High School and the Mansfield Normal School.  He was a clerk in the First National Bank of Wellsboro and a telegrapher of the old New York Central Railroad.  He and his family resided in Wellsboro for several years.  In 1931 he became associated with the Prudential Insurance Company at Reading, Pa. where he worked for 30 years until his retirement.  In 1961 he moved to Riverside with his wife, the former Elizabeth Avery of Wellsboro. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Riverside.  He was a 50 year member of Ossea Lodge Number 317, F&AM of Wellsboro. He was well-known in sportsmen's and baseball circles, being on the teams in both high school and normal school. Surviving, in addition to his widow, are daughters, Mrs. Miriam Medaris of Riverside, Mrs. Sara Sutcliff of Portland, Conn.; sons, Edward A. of Livingston, NJ., Dr. Robert D. of Camp Hill, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Fuller of Woodhull, NY., Mrs. Eunice Kane of Wellsboro; brothers, Floyd J. of Wellsboro, Samuel F. of Middlebury Center and Rev. Reginald W. of Sayre, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Edna Caldwell and two brothers, Galen S. and Harry R., a former member of the House of Representatives, are deceased.  He had ten grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Garden of Prayer Mortuary at Riverside.  Burial was in Crest Lawn Memorial Park in Riverside.  Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church, Riverside, California, 92506.

 Maybelle McInroy Makin, 87, of Berlin, NY, formerly of Wellsboro, died Friday, Sept. 4, 1987, following a long illness, at the home of her sister, Mrs. James (Martha McInroy) Slatterly Sr., whom she had resided with the past three years. She was the widow of Dr. Frederick Makin. Born July 31, 1900, in Slate Run, Lycoming County, she was the daughter of Stephen Wilson and Fanny Phillips McInroy Sr. Mrs. Makin was a graduate of Mansfield Normal, class of 1922. She retired after 41 years as an elementary school teacher at Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. Besides her sister, she is survived by a nephew, Stephen W. McInroy, III of Coudersport, and two cousins, Mrs. Eunice Kane of Wellsboro and the Rev. (retired) Reginald Wilson McInroy of Williamsport. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Sanvidge Funeral Home in North Troy, NY.  The Rev. Donald Gardner, rector of the Trinity Episcopal Church, Troy, NY, officiated. Interment was made in Whitelawn Cemetery at Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.

Death Claims Dr. MEEKER, Ill Four Years Mansfield-Dr. Hughes George Meeker, one of Tioga County's most prominent physicians, died at 8 p.m., Friday at his home on Main Street here. He had been in ill health for four years. Dr. Meeker was born in Dandy, New York, July15,1886. When a small boy he moved with his parents to Tioga. He attended the Tioga School and graduated from Mansfield State Normal School, University of Pennsylvania Medical School. He began his practice in Tioga and for two years was physician at Blossburg State Hospital. He came to Mansfield 24 years ago and conducted a private clinic until his health failed. He was a member of St. Andrews Church, Tioga, Phi Chi Fraternity, Friendship Lodge, F.&A.M., Zebulon Chapter, RAM, Coudersport Consistory, American Medical Association, Pennsylvania Medical Association, Tioga County Medical Association, and Mansfield Businessman's Association.

Dr. Hughes George Meeker, 56 of Mansfield died at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21,1942. Survivors; wife, Mrs. Irma Ramsdell Meeker; daughters, Mrs. Robert A. Stebbins and Miss Mary Meeker of Baltimore Maryland, Mrs. John Benjamin of Mansfield, sisters, Mrs. LeGrand Crance of Ithaca and Mrs. Harry Husted of Chicago; brother, Benjamin of Tioga, funeral Monday, 2:30 p.m. at family home. Dr. Thomas Worrall of Tioga. Evergreen Cemetery, Tioga

Edith C. Miller, age 82, of 64 E. Elmira St., Mansfield, died Saturday, February 3, 1973 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3:30 pm at the Kuhl (formerly Shaw and Robena) Funeral Home in Mansfield.  Miss Jean Holcomb C.S., Towanda officiated with the Rev. George Booth assisting. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the Mansfield Memorial Educational Fund, Box 51, Mansfield. She is survived by nephew, William I. Davis, Prospect Park, Pa. She was a graduate of Mansfield Normal School Class of 1911.  She taught school for 40 years in W. New York, NJ.  She was a member the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, Mass.  She was born January 24, 1891 in Norristown, Pa. the daughter of Frederick and Ellen Smith Miller.

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