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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History  
Cleveland Cemetery, Richmond Township, Tioga County PA
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Richmond Township / Mansfield Page
Photo of Gravestone Art
by Joyce M. Tice

Cleveland Cemetery 1969
Cleveland Cemetery 2005
Also Called Pratt Burial Ground
Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.  All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.


 Last Friday afternoon this neighborhood was thrown into a state of great excitement when the news of the tragic death of Carl Cleveland became known.  He with his brother had been sprouting potatoes in the cellar.  About 2 o’clock he went to the barn to let out the cows, and when he had been gone longer than his brother thought necessary the latter went to investigate and found him in the silo dead.  A short time ago he had suffered from mumps and he had not fully recovered from them.  He was nervous and despondent at times but was able to be about.  Dr. Harkness of Mansfield, and Dr. William F. White of Wellsboro were called, and decided that death was caused by falling from the top of the silo to the concrete bottom below.  Carl Cleveland was the youngest son of Addin and Sarah Beardsley Cleveland, born May 9, 1872.  In April 1898, he was married to Anna Goodall.  She passed into the great beyond April 28, 1901, and their infant son died in June 1901.  He and his brother, Merton G. Had always been partners on the farm where his life was spent.  They had never entered into any business transactions without first consulting each other.  He was an honest, upright citizen, and a good neighbor; a man who will be greatly missed.  He was an active member of North Elk Run Grange; also a member of the Bradford County Milking Shorthorn Breeder’s Association.   Those who mourn his loss most deeply are his brother, above mentioned, and two nieces, Celia and Florence, and three nephews, Lester and Carl, at home, and Lyle of Wellsboro.  The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from his late home, interment being made in the Seamon Cemetery by the side of his wife and son.  The Rev. L. M. Sparks of Covington, officiated.  The services at the grave were in charge of North Elk Run Grange.  His brother and family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.


 The death of Miss Ella P. Cleveland occurred at the home of her sister, Mrs. Nelson Love, at Smethport, Pa, Feb. 24th.  The funeral services were held at Smethport and the remains ere brought to the Goodall cemetery in Richmond township, and interred February 27th.  The deceased was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Cleveland, who preceded her in death about thirty years ago.  She was born in Sullivan, September 16, 1875.  She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Nelson Love and Mrs. Jed Stickels, both of Smethport, and one brother, William Cleveland, Lander, Wyoming. [Goodall Cemetery also called Cleveland Cemetery]

Freddie Thomas GOODALL [SRGP 82621]
In Richmond, January 23, 1878, diphtheria, Freddie Thomas, son of Thomas and Celia Goodall, aged 8 years and 5 months.  (Tuesday, February 5, 1878, The Wellsboro

Leonard GOODALL [SRGP 82474]
In Richmond, February 5, 1878, of diphtheria, Leonard, son of Thomas and Celia Goodall, aged 1 year.  (Tuesday, February 19, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)  

Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 11 DEC 2003
By Joyce M. Tice