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Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 
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Richmond Township

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.
Table of Contents of Prospect Cemetery Obituaries
Death of C.J. Beach [SRGP 05364]
BEACH - Coley J. Beach, president of the Board of Trustees of Mansfield State Teachers' College, of Mansfield, died suddenly last Thursday morning at 4 o'clock at his home on East Wellsboro street. Death was caused by neuralgia of the heart. Mr. Beach was about his duties as usual Wednesday and his death was a great shock to his relatives and many friends. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Beach, and was born in Richmond township, near Mansfield, 66 years ago. For a number of years he was trustee of Mansfield State Normal School and when the school was made a college by the state he was retained in that office, holding the position of president of the board of trustees for some time. For several years Mr. Beach had been secretary of the Citizens' Mutual Telephone Company and was manager of the Mansfield district at the time of his death. He was also a director of the First National Bank of Mansfield. Mr. Beach was prominently identified with community affairs. He was a member of Friendship Lodge, F.&A.M., and of the First Baptist church, in which organizations he had held various offices. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Frances Rockwell Beach; a daughter, Helen, at home; six sons, Chester of Canton, PA; Horace of Westport, Conn.; Stephen and Harry of Mansfield; Robert of Indianapolis; Fred of Amsterdam, N.Y.; a brother, Newton of Mansfield, and several grandchildren. the funeral was held Saturday afternoon; interment at Mansfield.


Mrs. Frances L. Beach, for many years a resident of Mansfield, died at the Packer hospital at Sayre, Wednesday afternoon, following an operation. Mrs. Beach was prominent in the social and political life of Mansfield.  She was a member of the Republican County Committee, Mothers’ Assistance Fund Board, First Baptist church, Women’s Republican Council, Mansfield Literary Club and W. C. T. U. She is survived by six sons, Horace, of Westport, Conn.; Chester, of Canton, Pa.; Robert, of Indianapolis; Stephen, of Mansfield; Fred, of Oyster Bay, L.I., and Harry of Washington, DC; one daughter, Helen, of Newark, NJ; two brothers, Col. Burnell Rockwell, of Long Island and Harry Rockwell, of San Gabriel, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Mae French, of Miami, Florida and Mrs. Inez Royce, of Buffalo. The funeral was held Saturday.  Rev. D.J. Griffiths officiating; interment in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, November 26, 1930)

- Joyce Mary Beach, 80, [SRGP 05368] of Mansfield, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born June 24, 1916, in Westfield, she was a daughter of Newton and Carrie Carley Beach. Her mother, Carrie Carley Beach’s family include the Garrison, Updike and Treman families. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mansfield, past Sunday School teacher, and a member of the 55 Plus Club in Mansfield. Surviving are several cousins. Calling hours were held Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held there immediately following the calling hours with the Rev. Dr. James Bellamy officiating. Burial was made in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Academy Street, Mansfield, Pa. 16933 - Wellsboro Gazette, 13 November 1996 [Adopted Child]



BEACH -  Lyman  [SRGP 19888]
Wellsboro Agitator, 1 July 1891
Prospect Cemetery
BEACH - Lyman Beach, an old and respected citizen of Mansfield, died at the home of his daughter, in Elmira, NY, last Friday morning. He had been visiting in Elmira for several weeks and was taken sick with a disease of the stomach. Mr. Beach was seventy-seven years of age, and he had resided in this county for many years. The remains were brought back to Mansfield for interment.
Wellsboro Gazette, 30 May 1974
List of Mansfield Postmasters
Lyman J. Beach, Jr. - appointed Dec. 4, 1849

BEACH, Mary [SRGP 85470]  - Mrs. Mary Cranmer, age 77, wife of Malcolm Cranmer, of 55 Morris Ave., Mansfield, died Saturday, May 14, 1983, at her home. Born in Mansfield Jan. 27, 1906, she was a daughter of Lyman and Nellie Pitts Beach, Jr. She attended the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Cranmer was a graduate of Mansfield High School and a charter member of the Mansfield Volunteer Firemen’s Auxiliary. Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, Byron, of Painted Post, NY and two grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. Benjamin Nevin, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiated. Donations in her memory may be made to the First Baptist Church of Mansfield or the Mansfield Firemen’s Ambulance Association. - Wellsboro Gazette, 11 May 1983

BEACH, Newton, M. -(SRGP 05366)  PROMINENT RESIDENT AND CHURCHMAN PASSES AWAY Newton McConnell Beach, prominent citizen and churchman, died Saturday, May 28, 1938, at 8:30 p. m. at his home on Saint James Street, following an illness of two weeks. The son of STEPHEN and JEANETTE MCCONNELL BEACH, he was born September 18, 1868, in Sullivan township. He graduated from the Mansfield State Normal School in 1891 and for several years previous to coming to Mansfield conducted a farm in Richmond township. May 17, 1893, he married Miss CARRIE CARLEY, of Jobs Corners, who, with a daughter, JOYCE, survives him. He was a great-grandson of the Rev. Lyman Beach and a grandson of the Rev. Whiting Beach, early pastors of the Mansfield Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Beach was a member ot the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he served in various official capactities.  Mr. Beach had been Superintendent of the Church School for the past eleven years. Under his effective leadership the Church School has grown in numbers and is recognized now as one of the best organized schools in the conference.
 Leadership training has always been emphasized by Mr. Beach. Christ was always kept at the center of all religious instruction. A strong interest in missions and the spreading of the Gospel were ever uppermost in the Church School program. Just before the death of Mr. Beach a letter was received from the Board of Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church asking for any information which he might give telling them of the unusual success he has had in raising so much money for missions. This information was to be forwarded to all Churches of Methodism. Not only was Mr. Beach interested in the Church School but he was an ardent worker in the entire Church. His labors in paying off the debt of the new Church School building is an outstanding achievement. His interest also went outside of the local church to the work everywhere. He was non-sectarian in the interests of the larger fellowhip and had served in many official positions in the district and county work. He was loyal and faithful to every good work and shall be greatly missed by the church and community. He was active in the work of the Tioga County Sabbath School Association and a member of the Tioga Valley Grange. For about 20 years he was a director of Smythe Park Association and had served on the board of directors of Prospect Cemetery Association. One of Mr. Beach's outstanding characteristics was his love for boys and his ability to draw them to him. In his contact with them his Christian influence will follow them through life. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. at the home and 2 p. m. at the Methodist Eposcopal Church, the Rev. Charles N. Ouderkirk officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The pall bearers were Wallace Lowe, Frank Marvin, William J. Neal, Charles Howe, Manley Benson, James Searles.

Pearl Wilber BEACH [SRGP 19160]
At Mansfield, October 3, 1878, Pearl Wilber, only son of John W. and Viola Beach, aged 2 months and 1 day.  (Tuesday, November 19, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

BEACH, Sarah (SRGP 66094)- Newspaper item in the Mansfield Advertiser at the passing of Sarah L. Clark, wife of Lt. Col. Melvin Lewis Clark 
The Passing of a Remarkable Woman 
Mrs. Sarah L. Clark was of exceptional mentality and character. Widely known and loved. 
Sarah Louisa Clark was born June 9, 1843 in Madison Co. N.Y., at Earlesville, a little village which was also the birthplace of her life-long friend, Mrs. Fannie B. Pitts. She was the daughter of Lyman and Harriet Thompson Beach. When she was six years of age her mother died and the little girl went to live at the home of Justus B. Clark Sr., a pioneer resident of this vicinity, in whose farm she was brought up as a daughter. On January 3, 1866, she was married to Colonel Melvin L. Clark. Mrs. Clark grew to womanhood in the troubled days of the Civil War and the memory of those times was to her ever a vivid one. The incidents of the first drafted men from Mansfield in 1917 recalled to her mind the stirring days of the 60's with such force that she commented on it to a friend and described the farewell supper which she and other young women served to those departing soldiers, among whom was Col. Clark. Her brother, Jay, a lad of 16 years, was also one of the early volunteers and was killed in the battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia. She began her education at the Powers Corners schoolhouse and later attended the Mansfield Classical Seminary, now known as the State Normal School. 
Throughout her long life, by reading and study, she continued her education, and at no time did she cease to be a student. For a number of years she taught in this locality, at State Road, Mardin, Lambs Creek, Mainsburg, and Fall Brook. Mrs. Clark took an active interest in all affairs of local importance, as well as in the broader questions of the day. She was almost a life-long resident of Mansfield and was an authority on early town history. For more than fifty years she had been an active member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Probably few now living in this vicinity have a wider circle of acquaintances than she. The Columbian Literary Exchange mourns her loss, not only as one of its most active members, but also as a charter member. Her work in the club bore witness to her keen intellect and sound judgement. She was an ardent Suffragist at a time when equal suffrage had few adherents, and had waited more than the average lifetime to see the cause in which she had so much interest prove triumphant. Death came to her suddenly on Dec. 4, 1919, while her mind and body were still active and her interest in life keen. She is survived by four sons, Jay H. Clark of Harrisburg, Pa. Howard B. Clark of Williamsport, Pa. Budd A. Clark of Mansfield, Pa., and Fordyce M. Clark of York, Pa. Another son, Hugh Grant died in infancy. Her husband, Col. Clark, Died April 4, 1902. She also leaves ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs Theodore Cagwin of Verona, N.Y., four half-brothers and one half-sister. Her home life and relationships were ideal and will ever be an inspiration to her family and friends. So ended on earth a life which had been lived to the utmost. What better argument for immortality could there be than such a life - a soul filled with sympathy and human interest, a mind stored with knowledge, a heart attuned to love and loyal friendships. The funeral was held from her late home Sunday at 2:20 P.M., burial in Prospect Cemetery. Submitted by Dave Clark

Stephen W. BEACH (SRGP 05363) was born in Mina, Chautauqua County, NY June 25, 1841, and entered upon the life eternal from his home in Mansfield, PA, December 27, 1902. Between these dates there was lived a life of unusual activity. He was born of sturdy stock and religious parentage, his grandfather being a Methodist preacher and his father a local preacher in the same church. His early life was spent in agricultural pursuits, and later he spent some 25 years as a travelling salesman. His energy, sagacity and forethought helped him to overcome difficulties that to many would have been insurmountable, and enabled him to acquire a competency. he was married to Miss Helen Jenette McCONNELL August 14, 1860, who was a true helpmeet, and who now, after more than 40 years of wedded life, mourns his death. He was converted to God in 1860 under the preaching of his father, and united with the Methodist church, walking in Christian fellowship with the same until his death. He was an officer in the church for many years and by his wise counsel, faithfulness to duty and generosity was a great help to the church of God. His last illness was severe, the nature of his malady, cancer of the stomach, causing him untold suffering, yet it was all borne with patience and Christian fortitude, his great anxiety being for the welfare of loved ones ministering to him. He talked calmly of the future, arranged to the details of his funeral, selecting the text for the sermon; the bearers, etc. His funeral was largely attended at the church of his choice on Tuesday afternoon, and was in charge of Rev. G. E. Hutchings and Rev. W. G. Hull, of Lyons, NY, the latter delivering the sermon from 3 Cor 5:1, in accordance with the wishes of the deceased. Excellent music was rendered, and many floral tributes attested to the sympathy of loving friends. The body was laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery to await the resurrection morning. He leaves to mourn the loss of a kind husband and a true father, a widow and two sons, Newton M. and Colie J., and also three brothers, three sisters, and numerous relatives and friends. [Obit says Oakwood, but buried in Prospect]

Mansfield Advertiser 7 Sep 1887: Rev. Whiting BEACH died 3 Sep  Mansfield, born 5th jul 1812 Wallingford CT, son of Rev. Lyman. married May 28th 1833 Mehitable Cole; 11 children, 7 survive- Chas. L., Stephen W., John W. of Mansfield. (SRGP 19890)

 Richard C. Bell, age 34 of 117 Vinel Circle, Horseheads, formerly of Mansfield, died Thursday, December 7, 1972.  Funeral services were held Monday at 2 pm at the Mansfield United Methodist Church.  The Rev. Lewis Bachman officiated.  Burial was in the Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.  Please make contributions to the Cancer Society. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Barbara Foreman Bell; daughter, Deborah and son, Daniel, both at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl C. Bell of Mansfield; brother, Dennis Bell, also of Mansfield. He was a member of the Methodist Church, was an employe of the Elmira Star-Gazette and a member of Friendship Lodge No. 247 F.&AM. He was a graduate of Mansfield High School and a former employee of the Mansfield Advertiser.

BENEDICT, Byron R. (SRGP 12823)
Age 86 of Wellsboro RR2 died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro. Born Jan. 20, 1914, in Whitneyville, he was the son of Floyd and Hazel Carpenter Benedict. He was a graduate of Mansfield High School and Elmira Business College, Elmira, NY. He was a dairy farmer near Roseville for over 14 years, was office manager for Johnson Truck Lines, Mansfield, was bookkeeper for the former Ike Harvey Tractors in Canoe Camp and he owned and operated Benedict Ford Tractor and School Busing of Wellsboro RR2 for several years. He was a member of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church where he served as parish treasurer for many years; a member of the Wellsboro Saddle clubs; Grand Canyon Camping Club; and Wellsboro Rotary Club, where he dedicated many years in holding their annual chicken barbecue. Preceding him in death were his first wife, Eloise Benson Benedict, in August 1985; and one brother, Truman. 

[Photo from 1949 Mansfield High School Yearbook - School Board Treasurer]

 Surviving are his second wife, Florene Hunter Benedict, whom he married January 1986; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Marlea Benedict of Wellsboro and Robert and Cynthia Benedict  of Mansfield; one daughter, Nancy Benedict, of Warrenton, Mo; one sister Doris Clark of Mansfield; two granddaughters, Tammy Mengee and Maria Benedict; and one grandson, Tyler Benedict. Calling hours were held Tuesday, March 7, at the Tussey- Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Funeral services were held there Wednesday, March 8, with the Rev. Bernie Wynn and the Rev. John Dramazos officiating.  Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Child Evangelism Fellowship Inc., P.O. Box 348, Warrenton, Mo. 63383 or to Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center Walkway Fund, RR3, Wellsboro, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.

Benedict - Doris E. Clark,  (SRGP 22918) 93, formerly of Mansfield, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at her home in Phoenix, Ariz. In keeping with Doris's wishes, there will be no services.  Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Mansfield, Pa., is assisting the family.  Williamsport Sun-Gazette - December 15, 2010 - MHS 1935

BENEDICT - Floyd W. Benedict, 84, [SRGP 22930] of Wellsboro RD 2, died Friday, August 22, 1975 at his home. Born on March 7, 1891, in Charleston, he was a son of Willis and Mamie Francis Benedict. Mr. Benedict owned and operated a farm in the Mansfield area for many years. He late owned and operated a restaurant. Surviving are two sons, Byron of Wellsboro and Truman of Mansfield RD 2; a daughter, Mrs. Howard Clark of Mansfield; a brother, Elwyn of Mainesburg; a sister, Mrs. Belle Wetherbee of Horseheards, NY; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. The Rev. John J. Dromazos, pastor of the Whitneyville Larger Parish, officiated. - Wellsboro Agitator, August 28, 1975

BENNETT - Mrs. Bettie Bennett McNair, aged 79 years, of Mansfield, died Sunday at 6 p.m. She is survived by her husband, Dr. George H. McNair; adopted daughter, Mrs. Sarah Hannah, of Lancaster; sisters, Mrs. Carrie Counter, of Derby Line, Vt.; Mrs. Lena Cooke, of West Roxbury, Mass.; Mrs. Lillian Foulds, of West Charleston, Vt.; brother, James Bennett, of Richmond, Va. A prayer service will be held Wednesday, 1:45 p.m. at the home; funeral at 2:30 in the Presbyterian church, Rev. Marshall E. Bartholomew and David J. Griffiths, officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 26 April 1944

BENNETT - Frederick H. Bennett, 78, of Mansfield died Saturday, October 11, 1958. He was a retired carpenter. Survived by sons, James H. of Elmira; Frederick of Denver, Colo.; Roger of San Carlos, Calif.; and Arthur of Westbury, NY; sister, Mrs. Walter Warters of Mansfield; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral was Tuesday with the Rev. David Griffiths officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, 16 October 1958

BENNETT, Mildred B. Baker (SRGP 85548)
Mrs. Mildred B. Baker, 62, of Mansfield died at 2 am Monday June 14, 1954, at her home. She was a member of the Mansfield Baptist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and she was a Gold Star Mother. She is survived by her husband, George; three daughters, Mrs. Walter Swezey, and Mrs. Robert Kenyon, Mansfield, and Miss Evelyn Baker, New York City; two sons, Airman First Class Clarence of Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala., and Pfc. Walter of Camp Kilmer, NJ, her mother, Mrs. Albert Bennett, Buffalo, NY; two brothers, Russell Bennett, Burlington, VT and Albert Bennett of Buffalo, NY and one granddaughter, Miss Jeanette Kenyon of Mansfield. Services were Wednesday with her pastor, the Rev. David Griffith officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.

BENSON - The infant daughter of Lee and Elizabeth Hazelton Benson of Wellsboro died Wednesday, December 2, 1959 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Surviving besides the parents are a brother, Robert, and a sister, Brenda, at home. Services were held Thursday morning at Prospect Cemetery in Mansfield, with the Rev. Melvin Negley of the Wellsboro Church of Christ, officiating. - Wellsboro Agitator, 10 December 1959

Age 93, of PO Box 66, New Albany, Pa. formerly of 251 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. Monday, August 14, 1989 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., Thursday, 12 to 2 pm. Funeral at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Matthew Verghest of Harrisburg, Pa officiating. Burial Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Pa. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Eulala C. (William M.) Baker of New Albany, Pa; 5 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; daughter-in-law Anna Cole Buchanan of Tampa, FL. Predeceased by her husband Louis (Bucky) Buchanan on September 23, 1970 and a son Samuel R. on August 28, 1986. Mrs. Buchanan was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary #235 and the United Methodist Church of New Albany, Pa. She had worked as a clerk for the T. W. Judge and Finesilver Stores in Mansfield, Pa. and as the local Registrar for 6 years in Mansfield. She was born April 20, 1896 in Rutland Township, daughter of Eli F. and Myra M. Ripley Benson. Memorial donations may be made to the New Albany United Methodist Church, New Albany, Pa. 18833. 

BENSON, Christina (SRGP 87115) - Mrs. Christina Nelson, widow of the late Charles E. Nelson, died at her home in Mansfield May 20 [1927], after an illness of only one week. Her maiden name was Christina Benson, and she was born at Warberg, Sweden, June 18, 1838. She was married to Charles E. Nelson in 1860, and a few years later the young couple, with a family of three children, came to America and made their home at Morris Run. About 1877 Mr. Nelson purchased a farm near Mansfield, and there they continued to live until illness forced Mr. Nelson to give up farming, when the family moved to Mansfield. Mr. Nelson died in 1914, and since then his widow had made her home with her unmarried son, Ben. The funeral was held May 22. Rev. John H. Stanton and Rev. D.J. Griffiths officiating. Mrs. L.B. Shaw and Mrs. Helen Wilson sang "Over the Silent Sea." Interment in Prospect Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Samuel Dorsett, Hon. Frank H. Marvin, Elmer Cornwell, Thu VanNess, John Brace and William Bradway. Mrs. Nelson is survived by six children, Ben, Mrs. J.W. Carlson and Andrew, of Mansfield; Mrs. John Roos of Munson, PA; Edward of Alberta, Canada; and Mrs. William F. O'Donnell of Morris Run. - Wellsboro Agitator, June 1, 1927

BENSON  LAMB Christiana (SRGP 18706)
 Mrs. Christiana Lamb diedSunday at 4:45 p.m. at her home on North Main Street, after an illness of nearly three weeks.  She was stricken with paralysis on Memorial Day, as she was preparing to visit her son, Charles, in Clarks Summit.  Mrs. Lamb was the daughter of Hiram and Roxana Benson and was born in Rutland township April 16, 1856.  With the exception of a short time spent in Scranton, she has lived her entire life in this vicinity.  She was of a happy and cheerful disposition, always having a smile for every one and was kind and generous, always ready to help whenever she could. The funeral was held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at her late home, the Rev. D. W. Baylis, of the Methodist Church, of which she was a member, officiating.  Interment was in Prospect Cemetery.  Mrs. Lamb is survived by four children, Mrs. Evelyn Swan, of Rome, Pa.; Charles Lam of Clarks Summit, Fred, of Nichols, N.Y., and Mrs. F. Reed Wilcox, of New Albany, and several grandchildren.  She was the last of a family of eight children.  (June 1933)

BENSON - VAN NESS, MRS. W. H. Ida Flora Benson (SRGP 3813)
 Mrs. William H. VanNess died early last Monday morning, October 28, 1918, after a brief illness of pleuro-pneumonia at her home on Elmira Street this city.  She was the daughter of Elijah and Nancy Benson and was 57 years of age on April 28th, last.  Of  beautiful character she had endeared herself to many people and her friends are numbered by her acquaintances.  In childhood she joined the Methodist Episcopal church, and was an active worker in both the church and Sunday school, being particularly active in the Home Department of Sunday School Work.  Rutland township had always been her home until about twelve years ago when the family moved to Mansfield and this boro has since been the home of the family.  She is survived by her husband, W. H. VanNess; seven children, four girls and three boys who are as follows:  Mrs. Ray Kennedy of Rutland; Mrs. Colle Conable of Rutland; Mrs. Glenn McConnell and Mrs. Roy Brace, of Mansfield, Barney VanNess of Blossburg, Jay VanNess, of Richmond and Manley VanNess, who is in the service.  Also by two sisters and four brothers, Lavina Lawrence of Elmira, Mrs. Anna Rose of Rutland; Elmer Benson of Pasedena, California; Manley Benson of Mansfield; LeVerne Benson, of Elmira and Archie Benson of Elmira.  The funeral will be held Thursday as to permit the arrival of her son Manley from camp, and other relatives from a distance to attend, and will be private, owing to the local quarantine for influenza.  It will be held from the late home, conducted by her pastor, Reverend Glenn A. Baldwin.  Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery.  The funeral hour will be 2 p.m.

BENSON, Eloise (SRGP 12821) - MRS. M. ELOISE BENSON BENEDICT, 68, wife of Byron R. Benedict, of RD 2, Wellsboro, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 1985, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Feb. 20, 1917, at Elmira, NY, she was a daughter of Archie and Jennie Wilcox Benson. Mrs. Benedict was a member of Whitneyville United Methodist Church, and served as organist there for many years. Surviving, besides her husband, are a daughter, Miss Nancy Benedict of Northumberland; two sons, John of RD 2, Wellsboro, and Robert of RD 1, Mansfield; a sister, Geraldine English, of Wellsboro, and three grandchildren. The funeral was held at the church on Saturday. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The Revs. Gregory D. Moors, her pastor, and John J. Dromazos, of Duncansville, officiated. Memorial contributions may be made to the Whitneyville United Methodist Church.

BENSON, James [SRGP 86378] - James Benson, 61, of 105 East Creek Road, Blossburg, died Wednesday evening, June 28, 1978 at his home. Born October 24, 1916, at Galeton, he was a son of Olen and Vera Benson. He was a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Vera Knapp, with whom he resided; a brother, Howard Benson of Blossburg, and a stepbrother, Robert Knapp of Alpine, NY. The funeral was held Saturday at the Adams Funeral Home in Blossburg. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The Rev. Maurice Entwistle, of Blossburg, a retired Baptist minister, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, 5 July 1978

Manley V. BENSON, (SRGP 03805) 81, life resident of Rutland and Mansfield, pa. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 1949, following a brief illness. Survived by wife, Mrs. Eliza Smith Benson, brothers, Elmer D. Benson of El Cerrito, Calif., and Archie E. Benson of Mansfield; step-daughter, Mrs. Irene Stickle, of Mansfield; step-son, William Smith of Tucson, Ariz., several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, where funeral will be held Friday at 2 p. m. The Rev. Orie Crippen and the Rev. Floyd Guiles. Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.

 BENSON, Manley (SRGP 03805)
Manley Benson aged 81 years; a lifelong resident of Mansfield died Dec. 27. (Wellsboro Agitator January 4, 1980). Surviving are his widow, Eliza Smith Benson and two brothers, Elmer D. of El Cerrito, Calif., and Archie E. of Mansfield. The funeral was held Friday; burial in Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield.

BENSON, Pherona [SRGP 83265]  - Mrs. L. F. Allen died at Mansfield last Tuesday morning at the age of 55 years. She had been an invalid for two years.

BENTLEY - The funeral of Mrs. Florence Bentley Hall, [SRGP 54613] aged 88 years, who died April 4 [1943], was held Tuesday; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. Mrs. Hall was a member of the Mansfield Methodist church and is survived by a daughter, Mrs. H. Arthur Davis, of Elmira; a half-brother, Dee McConnell, of Elmira; granddaughters, Mrs. Earl Lewis, of Binghamton; Mrs. Leon Gregory of Johnson City; grandsons, Stanley Davis, of Elmira; Frank Hall of Columbus, Ohio; 18 great-grandchildren, a niece and a nephew. - Wellsboro Agitator, 14 April 1943

BENTLEY, Helen Marr (SRGP 8258) - Mrs. Edwin M. Cass - When a person is suddenly taken away out of the midst of life's activities the change affects many others. This is all the more true when the life is one filled with those works of helpfulness for which we all need from time to time to call upon others. A month ago Mrs. Cass was suddenly stricken down with an apoplectic stroke. Within a week she recovered much of her strength, but there were symptoms that the recovery was but temporary. On March 21 another severe stroke came, under which she lingered without recovering consciousness until late on March 26, when she died.Helen Marr (Bentley) Cass was born at Lawrence Corners, April 29, 1852, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace W. Bentley. Two sisters and two brothers survive her - Mrs. John Luckey, of Troy; Mrs. Richard Longbothum and Messrs. Eugene N. and William W. Bentley, of Mansfield. In 1877 she was married to Edwin M. Cass and came to live in Mansfield, but moved soon to Canoe Camp, where they lived fifteen years, and then returned here. The oldest daughter, Edith, married William Eilenberger of Troy, and she died in 1901. The other children, all of whom survive her are Sadie (Mrs. William H.) Curtis, Hattie L., Augusta B., Reed N., and Susie L. When 16 years old she united with the Methodist Church, and remained a consistent member to the end of her life. She was an active member of the Ladies' Aid Society and the W. C. T. U. Her life was filled with manifold cares and activities. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. W. J. Gregory, and the home was filled to overloading with those who came to render their last tributes of respect.

Marion B. Clark, age 69, (SRGP 19191) of Mansfield, RD 3, Sunday, July 30, 1972 at home. No calling hours. Funeral services at Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Wednesday 1:30 p.m. Brother G. Leslie Newton officiating. Burial Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Survived by husband, Harold G. Clark; daughters, Mrs. Edgar L. (Linda) Lawton of Litiz, Penna., Mrs. Robert F. (Phyllis) Jeffreys of King of Prussia, Penna; sons, Richard Clark of Titusville, Penna, David and Phillip Clark of RD 3, Mansfield; sisters, Mrs. Mildred Decker and Mrs. Rebecca Sutton and Mrs. Sylvia Austin, all of Alton, N.Y., brother, James Bisbee of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren.

BIXBY, Martha [SRGP 19776]  - Mrs. Martha Bixby Hakes  aged 68, died on the 6th instant at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stephen Day, in Richmond Township. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Simon L. Hakes, and by these four children besides Mrs. Day, Mrs. Charles Hubbard and Mr. Frederick Hakes, both of Richmond; Mrs. Charles Luckey, of East Troy, and Mrs. A.R. Brown, of Athens. - Wellsboro Agitator, June 24, 1903

Will C. Blenis died 1888, Photographer
Mr. William C. Blenis
Mr. William C. Blenis, a well-known photographer at Mansfield, died on the 27th ultimo, of consumption, at the age of 24 years.  (Tuesday, May 8, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

BLOOM - Miss Blanche Bloom, [SRGP 86517] aged 75 years, a lifelong resident of Mansfield and vicinity, died June 28 [1949]. The funeral was held Friday, Rev. David Griffiths officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 6 July 1949

Mr. John Bloom [SRGP 86514]died at his home near Mansfield a few days ago, of typhoid fever.  His aged was 50 years. [s/b 60]  (Tuesday, February 15, 1887, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Miss Nellie BLOOM 89, [SRGP 86516] of Mansfield, Saturday, April 3, 1948. Survived by a sister, Blanche Bloom, and many cousins. The body is at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, where services were held today at 2:30 p.m. Rev. David Griffiths. Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.

Bly, Charles C [SRGP 85785] d in Richmond, 4th instant, of jaundice, Charles C., son of Daniel & Matilda Bly, aged about 8 years. [Mansfield Advertiser 1864 11 MAY]

BLY, Norman [SRGP 36921] - Norman J. Bly, 79, of Mansfield died Monday, March 4, 1957. A retired farmer, he was a 50-year member of Tioga Valley Grange No. 918. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Hagar, Mansfield, with whom he resided, and Mrs. Chester Swift, Hornell, NY; and two brothers, O.D. Bly, Roulette, and Joseph Bly, Penn Yan, NY. The Rev. Donald D. Cronk, pastor of the Mansfield Methodist Church conducted the services. Services were Wednesday at 18 North Main Street. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 14, 1957, p.10

BOGARDUS, Harry [SRGP 86014] - Harry Bogardus, of Mansfield, died June 12 [1948] at the Blossburg Hospital. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ida Turmball Bogardus; son, R.B. Bogardus of Akron, Ohio; sister, Mrs. Clara Dennie of Victory, NY. The funeral was held Monday, Rev. Floyd Guiles officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, June 16, 1948

BOLT - Thomas Bolt [SRGP 15511], aged 83 years, of Mansfield, died at 9 a.m. Sunday. He was born May ??, 1853, in Devonshire, England. He married Miss Mary Ann Pendose, of Cornwall, England, and to them four children were born, John Bolt of Los Angeles; Mrs. Rachel Jones of Elmira; William, deceased; and Mrs. Alice Gardner of Stanley, NY. About 55 years ago he brought his family to America and settled at Antrim. Mrs. Bolt died in 1882 and in 1884 he married Miss Elizabeth Wilkins. To them were born eight children, Mrs. Amanda Austin of Mansfield; Mrs. Clara Cleveland of Lawrenceville; Mrs. Edith Collum of Corning; Mrs. Evelyn Kingsley of Elmira; George Bolt of Granville Summit, PA; Edward of Mainesburg; Ernest of Covington; and Rev. Orey Bolt of Randolph, NY. Mrs. Bolt died May 29, 1920. Besides his children he is survived by 25 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m.; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 16, 1936

 Harland S. Borden, 55, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, March 21, 1972, at his home, following an extended illness. He was born Jan. 3, 1917, in Crooked Creek, a son of Luvere and Alice Lyon Borden. He was formerly employed as a body and fender repairman at Costy's Garage, Covington. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; three sons, Richard, at home, Luvere, of Canton, and Donald, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; three daughters, Mrs. Corinne Warren and Mrs. Michele Burgess, both of Covington, and Miss Nedra Borden, at home; his mother, of Wellsboro; two brothers, Lyle Borden, of Wellsboro, and Donald Borden, of Corning, NY.; a sister, Mrs. Mavis Losinger, of Wellsboro, and nine grandchildren. The funeral was held on Friday at Shaw and Robena's, 18 North Main Street. Burial was in Mansfield. The Rev. Kermit Clickner, pastor of the Church of Christ, Covington, officiated. [Obit does not specfy whether burial was in Prospect or Oakwood]

 E. August Borg diedat his home in Sullivan, Tuesday, January 25, 1927, at 9 p.m., following a short illness of less than two weeks.  He had been an invalid for many years, being unable to walk a step for over eleven years.  During all his sufferings he was patient and cheerful, always thinking and planning for others.  October 14, 1903, he was married to Edith Sophia Mudge, who survives him.  He is also survived by two sons, Herbert M. and John O., at home, and a brother, John G. Borg, of Canoe Camp, and three sisters, Mrs. W. P. Fletcher, Mansfield, R. 4; Mrs. I. M. Osgood, Mansfield, R.D.; Mrs. U. W. French of Millerton, Pa.  He was a member of the Elk Run Church, in which he took much interest, although it had been many years since he had been able to take an active part in the church work.  He was a kind and loving husband and father and will be greatly missed in the home and by his many friends.  The funeral services were held Friday afternoon, January 28, at 1:30 o’clock, at the Elk Run Church, the Reverend Glenn Bly officiating; interment in Prospect Cemetery, at Mansfield.
Herbert M. Borg, 90, of Roseville, PA died Sunday, December 31, 1995 at The Care Home in Mainesburg, PA. He was born in Canoe Camp, PA on September 26, 1905, a son of the late E. August and Edith (Mudge) Borg. Most of his 90 years, he was a dairy farmer in Roseville. He was a longtime member of the IOOF Lodge No. 166. Mr. Borg is survived by daughters, Donna (Matt) DePetta of Elmira, NY and Carol (Bob) Alexander of Gillett, PA; stepsons, Rex (Janice) Chamberlain of Roseville and Ralph S. Chamberlain of Mill Hall, PA; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a former wife and longtime friend, Eula Sheoener of Elmira, NY. Mr. Borg was predeceased by a son, Stephen, in 1971 and a former wife, Marguerite Borg Gallow, in 1994. Funeral services were held at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield on January 3 (4 p.m.) with the Rev. Dr. James Bellamy officiating and burial to be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Donations may be made to the Northern Tier Hospice in Blossburg, PA. (TGR Thursday, January 4, 1996)
Mansfield—An Elmira Booth School physics teacher shot last Sunday in New York City was buried here Saturday after memorial services with a eulogy from New York Mayor John V. Lindsay. Stephen H. BORG was the victim of an assailant’s bullets, fired point blank while he and his wife were parked at 37th and Broadway. The killer is still at large.Dr. Paul R. Zaccarine, superintendent of Elmira Schools, delivered the message from Mayor Lindsay at the service held in the First Methodist Church of Mansfield. “On behalf of the 8 million residents of New York City, I express profound sympathy,” the Mayor wrote. “We all mourn his death. In his life he demonstrated a true dedication to his fellow man.”
Dr. Zaccarine in his own comments added, “I’m sure that it must be of some comfort to know that he could add so much to the lives of so many people in such a short time.” Comments on behalf of the family were offered by Dr. Kingsley Grant, Mrs. Borg’s brother. “This congregation represents a faith in man,” he said. “It is not merely the Borg family and Grant family.” Also speaking to the congregation was Donald Berger, Booth School principal. He said “I knew I would hire him. He was a man with rare qualities, a gentle man with perception and sensitivity to the needs of young people.” “Mr. Borg considered teaching to be the greatest influence on young people outside the home,” Berger said. The family, it also was announced, has asked that a physics scholarship fund at Booth School be established in lieu of flowers. The church where the service was conducted is across the street from Mansfield State College where Mr. Borg, a resident of nearby Roseville, attended college. Mrs. Borg said her husband had intended to enroll at Cornell University to work towards a doctorate in physics. Throughout the service, Mr. Borg’s widow, Winil, sat motionless except to occasionally clench her left hand. She sat to the left of Mr. Borg’s father, just in front of the flag-draped coffin. Instead, his body was laid to rest between two maple shade trees in Mansfield’s Prospect Cemetery.

Local Restaurant Owner Succumbs – Mr. Arthur J. Boucher, 68, of 176 North Main St., Mansfield, PA, died Friday, May 11, 1962 after an extended illness. Mr. Boucher was born in Chateaugay, NY and came to Covington, PA where he operated the Covington Diner for several years. He later came to Mansfield where he owned an operated the X-Trail Restaurant on West Wellsboro Street for about twenty years. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the American Legion, the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club and a communicant of Holy Child Church. He was married to the former Miss Evelyn Howe, who survives him. Funeral service was held Monday at the church with burial in Prospect Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 16 May 1962, p.1

BOUCHER – Arthur J. Boucher, 68, of Mansfield, died Friday, May 11, 1962. He was a World War I veteran and a member of the Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield. Survived by wife, Mrs. Evelyn Boucher; sister, Mrs. Dale Melon of Chateaugay, NY. Funeral service was held at the Holy Child Church on Monday at 9:30 AM, the Rev. Martin A. Roche officiating. Military Funeral was held at Prospect Cemetery. Recitation of the Rosary was Sunday at 8 PM. – Mansfield Advertiser, 16 May 1962, p.5

BOWEN, Sadie (SRGP 31706) - Mrs. Dwight Bailey, 72, of Mansfield. Unexpectedly Monday, June 0, 1944, at home, North Main Street. Survived by: husband; sons, Stuart and Ross, both of Mansfield;Lynden of Beloit, WIS, Mrs. Joseph Hayzen, Jr., of Mansfield: sister, Mrs. Lottie Boyce of Covington, 11 grandchildren. Funeral Thursday at 3 p.m. at home. The Rev. Floyd E. Guiles. Prospect Cemetery

November 18, 1943
The Wellsboro Gazette
Charles E. Boyce, aged 71 years, died suddenly  on November 7 at his home in Covington. Mr. Boyce was employed by the Atlantic Refining Company for  twentyeight years prior to his retirement in 1936. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lottie Boyce; a daughter, Mrs. CW Olson of Covington; three sons, Glenn at Blossburg, Reed of Williamsport, Gordon at home; a sister, Mrs. Julia Jones of Tioga; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Carrie Boyce of Mansfield;  several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. The funeral was held last Wednesday at the Church of Christ, the Rev. CE Dawson officiating. Burial was made at the Prospect Cemetery in Mansfield. Submitted by: George and Peg Boyce

The Wellsboro Agitator
Charles E. Boyce Sr., aged 87 years, of Mansfield, died Feb. 26,1923 after a long illness. The funeral was held Friday afternoon;  burial in Prospect Cemetery in Mansfield.Submitted by:

 Mansfield Agitator
April 25, 1900

CHARLES LEWIS BOYCE from Richmond Township died last Tuesday, April 17, 1900 from appendix complications. He was the son of Morris S. Boyce. Submitted by:
Joyce – Charles Lewis Boyce has a tombstone in the BOYCE plot in the Prospect   Cemetery.  The tombstone reads:  Charles L. Boyce   Son of Morris S. and Clarinda  April 17, 1900

Elizabeth BOYCE Warters Garlick (SRGP 29752)
Wednesday – March 19, 1924 - Wellsboro Agitator
Mrs. Bessie Garlick, wife of Albert Garlick of Mansfield, died Died recently at the Blossburg Hospital where she had been Receiving treatment for pneumonia.  She was born on October 28, 1879 at Mill Creek.  She leaves besides her husband, four children: Mrs. Lloyd Boyce of Big Flats, Irene, Margaret, and Bernice at Home; three brothers, Morris  S. Boyce of Mansfield, Adelbert Boyce Of Canoe Camp, and Charles Edward Boyce Jr. of Covington; two Sisters, Mrs. Maurice Jones of Tioga, and Mrs. Kate Graham of  Glenn Falls, NY. Internment in Prospect Cemetery in Mansfield. Submitted by: George and Peg Boyce

BOYCE, Glenn W. [SRGP 73891]
Glenn W. Boyce, age 75, of 221 Ithaca Rd, Horseheads, NY, formerly of Blossburg died at the Robert Packer Hospital on Sunday July 4, 1976. No visitation. Christian and committal services were held at the convenience of the family with Rev. John Shypuleski officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield. He is survived by sons, Glenn E. Boyce of Horseheads, NY with whom he resided, Richard G. Boyce, of the State of Maryland; daughter Mrs. Wendell (Shirley) Smith of Corning, NY. Nine grandchildren, one great grandchild. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice. He was a retired employee of the J.P. Ward Foundries of Blossburg.

BOYCE, Gordon [SRGP 80613]
Gordon Boyce dies of gunshot Wound
Dr. Harry Williams, Tioga County coroner reports a verdict of suicide in the death of Gordon Boyce, 49 of a gunshot wound in the chest. It is estimated that death occurred about three o’clock un the afternoon on Sunday. The body was discovered by a neighbor, Rex Owlett at the doorway of a chicken coop on the Owlett property when he returned from a shopping expedition according  to Trooper Robert Velardo of the Mansfield State Police. Boyce lived alone near Richards Bridge just off Route 15. He was a retired laborer. He is survived by his brother, Glenn W. Boyce of Blossburg; a sister, Mrs. C. Wilfred Olson of Spencerport, NY. Funeral was at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home in Mansfield on Wednesday. Burial in Prospect Cemetery. The Wellsboro Gazette Aug. 6, 1964

Wellsboro Agitator - July 23,1919
HAROLD BOYCE, the eleven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Del Boyce, was drowned in the Tioga River near Canoe Camp last week, Tuesday evening.  Mr. Boyce is employed by Jesse Inscho at Canoe Camp and with his family resides in a home near the river.  Tuesday, Harold went after the cows for Mr. Inscho and then disappeared.  He and the young son of Ross Knowlton, who is about a year younger than the Boyce boy, had walked off the ledge into water about six feet deep.  Young Knowlton was unable to do anything for his companion and ran for help.  Several people were soon on the scene, but they were unable to locate the body for nearly 40 minutes.  Medical help had been summoned and Drs. Leonard Neal and Clarence Kleer worked for nearly 1 ½ hours in an effort to bring back life, but their efforts were in vain.  The boy is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Del Boyce and two brothers, Ernest and Leonard.  He was a pupil in the Model School at Mansfield last year, where he was a general favorite with the members of his class.  Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.

BOYCE - OLSON, Hazel M., (SRGP 73892) age 69, of 397 Odgen Parma Town Line Road, Spencerport, N.Y. formerly of Covington, pa. Friday, April 14, 1972. Friends are invited to call at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Pa. Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. the Rev. H. Allen Smith. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Survived by husband, Carl (Wallie) Olson; son, Duane R,. Olson of Spencerport, N.Y.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Glenn W. Boyce of Blossburg, several nieces and nephews.

Wednesday – April 1, 1942 - Wellsboro Agitator
H. Adelbert Boyce died Wednesday, March 25 at his home in Mansfield.  He was born in Troy  May 20, 1867, son of Charles and Letitia Boyce and had resided in the Mansfield area for many years. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Carrie Varney Boyce; two sons, Leonard of  Mansfield, and Ernest, US Army; a brother, Edward of Covington; a sister, Mrs. Julia Jones of Tioga. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Shaw Funeral Home, Mansfield.  Burial in Prospect Cemetery.

JAMES MORRIS BOYCE (SRGP 80606) [Joyce has additional information on this person refer to SRGP ID if you ask] Has no stone and is not on caretaker records.
Wednesday – January 23, 1929
Wellsboro Agitator
English Center Miner Killed
James Morris Boyce, aged 28 years, a coal miner in the Grosso Mine at English Center was crushed to death about 1:20 o’clock Friday afternoon when a stone fell from the roof of the mine crushing his chest.  Attempts to rescusitate him made by Irving Knapp and  Robert Welliver, who were working with him proved unavailing.  Internment at Mansfield.  Submitted by:  George and Peg Boyce

 The funeral of James Maurice Boyce, aged twenty-seven, who was killed in the Grosso mines at English Center Friday, was held Sunday at 2 pm at the Methodist church, the Reverend Harold G. Stearns officiating.  Interment was in Prospect cemetery.  Mr. Boyce was killed about noon Friday when a rock fell while he was working in the mine, crushing his shoulder.  He is survived by his widow and two children, his mother, Mrs. Irving Knapp, and several brothers and sisters.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Thursday, January 24, 1929)

Thursday – January 24, 1929
Wellsboro Gazette
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E Boyce attended the funeral in the Mansfield Methodist Church, of the late James Boyce (SRGP 80606), killed in the mines at English Center. Submitted by George and Peg Boyce

Wellsboro Agitator - July 30, 1947
MRS. JULIA BOYCE JONES, aged 76 years, of Tioga, died Wednesday at the Blossburg Hospital.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edith Jones Cummings of Tioga; three sons, Charles of Tioga, Warren of Roseville, and Maurice of DuBois; 25 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. She was a member of the Tioga Methodist Church, Tioga Grange and Community Club.  The funeral was held Saturday; burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.  Submitted by:  George and Peg Boyce

Wednesday – December 13, 1933
Wellsboro Agitator
Morris S. Boyce, aged 76 years died of a heart seizure December 5 about 4 p.m. while engaged in plowing on the Charles Benson farm near Mansfield.  The team of horses returned to the barn, dragging the plow. An investigation showed the lifeless body in the field. Mr. Boyce is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Irving Knapp of Mansfield; a son, Jacob Boyce of Flemington, PA; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Harry Liddy of Binghamton, N.Y.; two stepsons, Irving Rounsville of Danville, N.Y. and Frederick Rounsville of Mansfield;three brothers: Hiram A. Boyce of Mansfield; C. Edward Boyce of Covington; Joseph of California; a sister, Julia Jones of Tioga. The funeral was held at the home of Hiram A. Boyce, Mansfield R.D.3, Friday, Rev.W. Baylor officiating. Burial at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.Submitted by:  George and Peg Boyce

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