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Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 

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Richmond Township

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Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors and relatives. They bought goods and services from each other and attended school and church together.  Numbers in parentheses are the Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project IDs.

Table of Contents of Prospect Cemetery Obituaries

COATES - Mrs. Myrtle Chilson [SRGP 82428], 70, died last Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Agnes at Corning. The two reside in Mansfield summers. She was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. David Coates and was the widow of Horace Chilson. they lived formerly in Potter county and came to Mansfield in 1912. Surviving are two daughters, Agnes and Mrs. Dan Mudge of Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Gridley and Mrs. Jennie Springer of Ulysses; two brothers, Delbert Coates of Knoxville, and George of Williamsport, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Mansfield home with the Rev. Lorraine Crippen, of Corning and the Rev. David J. Griffiths, officiating; burial in the Mansfield cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 8, 1944


COCHRAN, John Leroy [SRGP 18884] Cochran, Leroy d. Mainesburg 10 Nov. age 89 yrs. Bur. At Mansfield [Mansfield Advertiser 1901 13-Nov}


COGSWELL, Merle [SRGP 86251] - Merle Cogswell Grant, 97, formerly of Mansfield, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1983, in Rochester, NY. A memorial service was held on Oct. 1 in the United Church of Christ, Webster. She was the widow of Herbert Grant, professor of chemistry and physics at Mansfield University, formerly Mansfield State Teachers College. Born in West Auburn, the daughter of Olin and Mary Alice West Cogswell, she spent her early years on the farm where she particularly enjoyed caring for the animals. Her great love of children and her natural teaching ability developed very early, as she began teaching in the one-room schoolhouse near her home even before she graduated from Mansfield Normal School in 1906. Her first teaching position after graduation was in Lancaster County. In 1908, she married Herbert Grant, who had graduated from Mansfield in 1905. They lived in Westfield, where Mr. Grant taught before returning to the college faculty at Mansfield in 1915. Mrs. Grant also taught as supervisor of student teachers in the primary grades of the model school. They were the parents of three children, Robert Cogswell [Grant] of Seaford, NY; the late Mrs. Leonard [Phyllis] Meretta, who died in 1979; and Mrs. Martin [Carolyn] Morey of Webster, NY. She is also survived by six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Merle Grant was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church and PEO sisterhood, the Corey Creek Golf Club, and other organizations, and was advisor to Kappa Phi sorority. The Grant home was filled with music, friends and relatives, including both Mr. & Mrs. Grant's mothers who were a part of the family for over 20 years. After 54 years of marriage, her husband died in 1962. A year later she sold her house and divided her time among her three children. She enjoyed visiting and made several trips to California, and many to Michigan, where her daughter Phyllis lived in Kalamazoo, with grandchildren and great-grandchildren nearby. She traveled alone until she was 92. As long as she was able, she kept up a large correspondence, and she never stopped making new friends. Merle Grant died in the Pinnacle Nursing Home, where she had lived for two months. - Wellsboro Gazette, October 19, 1983, p.39

COGSWELL - Mrs. Minnie Cogswell Clark [SRGP 25998] died Sept. 21 [1944], in Rochester, NY, after a long illness. She was born at West Auburn, Sullivan county, PA, Dec. 30, 1863, the daughter of Caroline James and Jarvis B. Cogswell. She was graduated from Mansfield State Normal School, class of 1886, and taught in Lancaster county, Montrose, and at the Harford graded school and Harford Soldiers' Orphan School. In 1894 she was married at Laceyville to J.M. Clark [Jesse Miller Clark], of Mansfield, superintendent and owner of the Harford Soldiers' Orphan School. A year later they returned to Mansfield and Mr. Clark bought the house on South Main street now owned by O.L. Schanbacher. Mr. J.M. Clark died in 1907. In 1917, Mrs. Clark married Frank A. Clark, and after his death in 1924, she managed the Mansfield Steam Laundry until 1938, when she went to Rochester to live with her daughter, Janice, Mrs. Charles Rumrill. Mrs. Clark was prominent in Tioga county and Pennsylvania State Club work and was a member of the Mansfield Literary Club since 1897. She organized the Tioga County Federation of Women's Clubs and was a director of the State Federation of Women's Clubs, member of the Soldiers' Orphan School Association and active in the work of the Children's Aid Society of Philadelphia. She was a member of the First Baptist church. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Charles Rumrill, of Pittsford, NY; a sister, Mrs. M.B. Rohrer, of Sharon, PA; two step-daughters, Mrs. M.D. Baxter of Waverly, NY, and Mrs. Clifford Clark; two grandchildren, Janice and Clark Rumrill, and several nieces and nephews. - Wellsboro Agitator, Oct.4.1944


COLE, Harry (SRGP 86627) - Harry A. Cole, aged 56 years, formerly of the United States Army, died Monday at his home on the Susquehanna Trail at Mansfield. He was a son of Eugene and Elizabeth Baird Cole and was born in Mansfield, July 29, 1877. In 1898 he  enlisted in the army for the Spanish-American war service and remained in service until his retirement in 1922 as a quartermaster sergeant. He saw service in the world war. In 1930 he married Mrs. Meda J. Pomeroy, who survived with a brother, Thomas, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Wood, of Mansfield. He was a member of the Red Men and Pocahontas lodges, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the United Spanish War Veterans. A military funeral will be held at the home Thursday at 2 p.m., by Austin Cox Post, American Legion; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield, Rev. David J. Griffiths officiating. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 12, 1934

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\fam.gifCOLE – KEITH T. COLE – (SRGP 22766)The funeral will be Saturday for Keith T. Cole, 67, of 200 North Academy Street, Mansfield, who died Wednesday, April 17, 1991, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was the father of Roy D. Cole, of this city. He was the retired director of security at Mansfield University. He also was employed at the Pennsylvania Railroad, Elmira, NY, for 18 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Cole was a member of the Friendship Lodge 247, F&AM, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6757, and Corey Creek County Club, Mansfield. He was a life member of the First Baptist Church, Mansfield, and was serving on the church Diaconate Board.. Born Feb. 16, 1924, in Mansfield, he was a son of Tom R. and Jessie Cleveland Cole. Surviving, besides his son, are hi wife, the former Elizabeth Maciel; three sons, David M. Thompson of Mansfield, Donald D. Thompson of Orange City, Fla., and Terry N. Thompson of Athens, PA; three brothers, Harry of Mansfield, Cassius of Baltimore, Md., and Alston of San Jose, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Harriet Colegrove of Mansfield, Mrs. Luella Townsend of Bradenton, Fla., and Mrs. Mary Wheeler of Leesburg, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 1 pm at the church, North Academy and Sherwood Streets, with the Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin, his pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call at Scureman’s, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Friday. The family will provide the flowers.

COLE - Mansfield Advertiser 8th Dec 1880 Died Mehitable Beach Mansfield age 64 wife of Rev. Whiting Beach Dec. 6th. Born 11 Dec 1816. (SRGP 51871)

COLE - Mrs. Rena Budlong Cole Retan, [SRGP 86162] wife of Edmund A. Retan, died Wednesday morning, March 13 [1946], at her home in Mansfield. She was born July 1, 1864, at Scottsville, NY, daughter of George D. and Lida Budlong Cole. She was married to Mr. Retan Dec. 24, 1884, in Fairfield, Michigan. She is survived by her husband and two children, Mrs. Lida Cobb and George A. Retan; two grandchildren, George Walter Retan and Edith Jeannette Jarecke; and one grandson, Peter Johnson Jarecke. Mr. & Mrs. Retan lived at Millerton, Morris Run and Tioga until they removed to Mansfield in 1901. She was active for many years in the Methodist church and had been a member of the Columbian Literary Exchange for many years. The funeral was held Saturday; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 20 March 1946

COLE - Thomas R. Cole, [SRGP 39456] aged 60 years, of Mansfield, died at his home Friday, Feb. 28 [1947]. He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Jesse Cleveland; five daughters, Desta, of Bradford; Mrs. Alice Fields of Elmira; Mrs. Mary Wheeler of Corry; Mrs. Harriet Colegrove of Mansfield; Mrs. Louella Townsend of Endicott; five sons, Keith of Mansfield; Harry of Newark, NY; Robert and Cassius of Albany, and Alston, with the US Army in Germany; one sister, Mrs. Mame Wood of Mansfield, and 12 grandchildren. The funeral was held yesterday, Rev. David Griffiths, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 5 March 1947

A Note about the Coles Family. These and many other Coles Family photos were rescued from the Mansfield Dump in the 1970s, probably just after Percy's death, by Dan McDonald, now of Granville. In about 2001 he brought the photos to me and we now have the opportunity to display them with the obituaries. It is very sad that a family of such local prominence should have their photos end up on the dump. Many thanks to Chester P. Bailey and Mary of Mansfield who helped me identify so many of the people in the photos. Coles Pharmacy, founded by Percy in 1909, is still in business in the same building in Mansfield. I never go in without remembering Percy and his incessant low grade, tuneless whistling. 

     Mrs. Aline Coles Seccomb, age 75, of Washington, D.C., formerly of Mansfield Pa., died Friday, Feb. 23, 1968.  Funeral service and commital were Monday at 2 p.m. in St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield.  The Rev. George Booth officiated.  Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Carpenter of Albany, N.Y. and Mrs. Gertrude Topping of Williamsburg, Va.; son, Col. Roy Seccomb of Washington, D.C.; brothers, Edwin Coles of Princeton, N.J. and Percy Coles of Mansfield; sister, Mrs. Inez Coles Leonard of Mansfield; eight grandchildren.  She was the widow of the late Dr. L. M. Seccomb, she was confirmed and a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield, a graduate of Mansfield schools and Mansfield State College, also a graduate of Dietelics in the Mechanics Institute of Rochester. 

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Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\obit2.gifEdwin S. COLES Dies:  (SRGP 21694) Edwin S. Coles, for many years editor and publisher of the Mansfield Advertiser, died at Princeton, N.J., January 31, 1970 at the age of 88. Mr. Coles was a former mayor of Mansfield and a past president of the Alumni Association of Mansfield State College, retiring from that position in 1957.  Funeral services were held at St. James Episcopal Church in Mansfield, Tuesday at 11:00 A.M.  Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.  The Rev. George E. Booth officiated.  Mr. Coles was a vestryman and lay reader in St. James Church for many years.  Surviving are a son, Dr. James Stacy Coles, New York City; daughter, Mrs. Kees Bol, Princeton, N.J.; sister, Mrs. B. W. Leonard and brother, Percy A. Coles, both of Mansfield and seven grandchildren.  He was a son of Sheridan and Nora Stacy Coles and lived most of his younger years in Mansfield. Mr. Coles attended Mansfield schools and graduated from Mansfield State College in the class of 1900.  He went to England in 1903 and then went west where he became Vice President of the Wheatlands Publishing Co. and Editor of the Laramie County Times at Wheatland, Wyoming.  He returned to Mansfield in 1906 to take over the Mansfield Advertiser from his father in 1907.  He gradually retired from the business after selling a partnership to Chester P. Bailey in 1949.  He had over 50 years in the publishing business.  He continued to write his famous "Round Robin" column until 1969.  Mr. Coles was married in 1912 to the former Viva Rose, who preceded him in death.  Mr. Coles served as mayor of Mansfield from 1922 to 1936 and held many other prominent civic and fraternal positions.

Photo above - Edwin and Percy Coles in their youth


COLES - Mrs. Estelle Flower [SRGP 85938]

At Lamb’s Creek, Pa., March 3, 1876, of fever, Mrs. Estelle Flower, aged 25 years. (Tuesday, March 7, 1876, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

COLES - Inez Coles Leonard, 90, [SRGP 75737] of Central Avenue, Wellsboro, formerly of Mansfield, died March 1, 1978. She was born in Mansfield on May 10, 1887, a daughter of Sheridan and Nora Stacy Coles. She was the widow of Brunswick W. Leonard, Sr. surviving are two sons, Lt. Col. Brunswick W. Leonard Jr. (retired) of Somerset, Texas and Wells Leonard of Boulder, Colorado, and two grandsons. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield and a 1902 graduate of Mansfield State College. Funeral services were held at the Kuhl Funeral Home Saturday at 3 p.m. Rev. Benjamin Nevin officiated. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Mrs. Leonard was a sister of the late Edwin and Percy Coles of Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 8 March 1978

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\msnslog3.jpgPERCY A. COLES: (SRGP 75736) Percy A. Coles, age 88, of Mansfield died early Wednesday, March 15, 1972 at his home on East Wellsboro Street.  Mr. Coles had been a prominent businessman in Mansfield for many years. He was a member of the Baptist Church, a retired druggist and President of First Citizens National Bank.  He is survived by his son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Coles of Rochester, N.H. and their daughter Miss Mary Linda Coles of Boston, Mass.; and his sister Mrs. (Inez Coles) B. W. Leonard, Sr., of Mansfield. Funeral services were held at the Mansfield Baptist Church, Friday at 2:00 p.m., the Rev. Benjamin Nevin officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the Percy A. Coles Memorial Fund of the First Baptist Church. 

[no heading; scanned near end of Percy A. Coles obituary clipping] Mr. Coles was born Sept. 14, 1883, a son of Sheridon E. and Nora Stacy Coles. He attended Mansfield Schools and graduated from Mansfield Normal School in 1902 and from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy in 1907.  After a short stay in Johnstown, Pa, where he worked...[end of clipping]

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 MANSFIELD--Percy A. Coles, 78, has been named president of the First National Bank, of Mansfield.  He succeeds Ralph S. Taylor, who died recently. The bank's board of directors this week also named Ralph H. Benson, 60, a director to fill another vacancy. Coles was born in Mansfield and received his early schooling there.  He was graduated from the former Mansfield State Normal School in 1902 and from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1907. Coles served as a pharmacist at Williamsport, Philadelphia, Johnstown and Warren before returning to Mansfield where he purchased a drug store in 1909.  This August he will observe his 53rd anniversary at Coles Pharmacy. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical Association, the First Baptist Church, the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce and Friendly Lodge, F&AM, of Mansfield.  He is a former president of the board of trustees of Mansfield State College.  He has been a director of the First National Bank for about 10 years. He is married to the former Miss Pearl Pearl L. Lauderbach.  They have one son, Richard F. Coles, manager of the General Electric plants at Toledo, Ohio, and Fort Wayne, Ind. and a granddaughter. Benson was born in Fall Brook and attended schools in Ward and Sullivan Townships.  He worked on a farm with his father in Sullivan Township near Mainesburg until he was married in 1922. At that time he began share farming.  He continued to do so until he bought his first farm in 1935.  He owned another farm prior to purchasing in 1952, the one he currently owns. Benson now operates a 900-acre, 100-cow dairy farm near Powers Corners about 1/2 mile east of Mansfield. The new director is president and director of the Grange Mutual Fire Insurance Co. and president and director of the Canoe Camp Cooperative.  He is a former president of the Mansfield Food Locker and is a director and vice president of the Troy Sales Cooperative. He is a member of North Elk Run Grange and of the First Baptist Church at Mansfield. Benson has been a Republican committeeman in Richmond Township, for 22 years. He is married and has two children, Mrs. Arlene Carlyle of Towanda, and Wendell (Bud) Benson of Mansfield. (Elmira Star-Gazette, June 30, 1962) 

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Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\obit2.gifS.E. COLES (SRGP 75735)
 Sheridan E. Coles, aged 72 years, for many years one of the publishers of the Mansfield Advertiser and Troy Gazette, died in the Blossburg hospital Saturday morning about 11:20 o’clock.  He had been in poor health for several years, and the past fortnight had been rapidly failing. Sheridan E. Coles was born in Elmira, June 14, 1854, the son of Samuel and Sarah Ferry Coles.  His parents moved to Wellsboro two years later and his boyhood was spent in this vicinity.  He worked in Titusville and Oil City, Pa., and later went to Elmira, where he worked as printer on the Advertiser under John S. Allen. He was married March 23, 1881, to Nora Stacy, of Leona, and they lived in Smethport, where he had a position on the Miner.  In December, 1882, he removed to Mansfield to work on the Advertiser, and in July, 1885, he became a partner of the late F.E. VanKuren in publishing that paper.  This partnership continued for about a quarter century.  In 1900 they bought the Troy Gazette and Mr. Coles moved there with his family, remaining for several years.  With the purchase of the Troy Register and combining it with the Gazette the firm of Coles & VanKuren soon divided their interests, the former taking the Mansfield Advertiser, which he sold in 1909 to his son, Edwin S. Coles. “Shade,” as he was familiarly known by his friends, had a wide acquaintance and was highly esteemed. 

He is survived by two sons, Edwin S. and Percy Coles, of Mansfield, and two daughters, Mrs. B.W. Leonard, of Mansfield, and Mrs. M.L. Seccomb, of Auburn; also one sister, Mrs. J.O. Spellman, of Rochester, and three brothers, Samuel, of Tyler, Texas; Arthur, of St. Louis, Mo., and William, of New York, besides several grandchildren, nephews and nieces. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of his daughter, Mrs. B.W. Leonard, Rev. F.W. Simmons officiating; interment in Prospect cemetery, at Mansfield. F.E. VanKeuren, Mr. Coles’ partner for many years, died June 1 at Troy. (The Agitator, Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, June 19, 1926)


COLONY, Almira Isabelle [SRGP 77096] Myra Colony d. Elmira, Ny. "last Sat." in 25th yr., dau. of William of Mansfield, funeral at Mansfield [Mansfield Advertiser 1896 12 AUG]


COMFORT, Jesse Smith [SRGP 13344] - Jesse Smith Comfort, 86, died at his home in Mansfield Sunday morning, July 21, 1946. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Nina Claflin; two brothers, John E. and William H., all of Mansfield; one granddaughter and four great grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the funeral home, Main Street, Mansfield, with the Rev. David Griffiths officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. - Gazette & Bulletin [Williamsport, PA], July 23, 1946

COMFORT – LEONA MAE COMFORT DYKE, 66, (SRGP 80823)  of RD 1 Mansfield, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 1983, at her home. She was born Aug. 2, 1916 in Elmira Heights, NY, the daughter of James and Jeanette Crawford Comfort. Mrs. Dyke was a life member of the Mansfield Hose Co. Auxiliary and of the New York-Pennsylvania Firemen’s Assn. Ladies Auxiliary. She also was a member of the Mansfield Friendly Circle. A son, Robert, and a daughter, Florence, preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband, Durward L Dyke Sr. of RD 1 Mansfield; two sons, Colie J. of Wellsboro and Durward L. Jr. of Mansfield; four daughters, Mrs. Howard (Mary) Spencer of Blossburg, Patricia A. Dyke Gero of Morris Run, Mrs. Charles (Frances) Jayne of Millerton and Mrs. James (Peggy) Blanchard of Wellsboro; two brothers, James Comfort of Brooklyn, NY and Francis (Frank) Comfort of Penn Yann, NY; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral was held a 1 pm Saturday, Feb. 19, 1983 at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. William E. Shepherd, her pastor, officiated. Friends were invited to call at the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 18. – Wellsboro Gazette, 23 Feb. 1983, p.7

COMFORT – MRS. NINA M. COMFORT CLAFLIN, 73, (SRGP 42109) of 102 S. Main St. Mansfield, died Friday, Nov. 25, 1960. She was a member of Mansfield Baptist Church and Tioga Valley Grange. Survived by husband, George Claflin; daughter, Mrs. Alberta Roupp of Mansfield RD 1; 9 grandchildren; one great-grandson. Body at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, and Saturday morning will be removed to family home. Calling hours: Saturday after noon. Funeral Sunday at 2 pm at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, the Rev. David J. Griffiths. Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.

CONABLE - Mrs. Alice Conable Niles, 80, [SRGP 79929] of Mansfield, died Tuesday, August 31, 1954, in a Canton nursing home following an extended illness. She was the widow of Floyd Niles. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Cecil Garrison, one grandson and two great-grandchildren, all of Mansfield. Services were Friday at the funeral home, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield, with the Rev. David Griffiths, pastor of the Mansfield Baptist Church, officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, 9 September 1954

CONGDON - Donald Gary Congdon, 18 year old son of Mr. & Mrs. Donald S. Congdon of Millerton died Feb. 24 [1949]. He is survived by his parents, sister, Faye Ann of Millerton; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Congdon of Millerton, Mr. & Mrs. Homer Weaver of Secaucus, NJ. The funeral was held Sunday; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 2 March 1949



Age 91 of Millerton, PA, died Fri. Sept. 13, 2013 at the Bath VA Medical Center following declining health. Born on April 9, 1922 in Millerton, Don was the son of the late Glenn & Myrtle Wheeler Congdon. He proudly served his country during WWII, returning home with permanent disabilities. In 1946 Don married the love of his life, Alice Wheeler, Millerton, PA; also surviving are their children, Faye Ann (Larry) Wilson, Elmira; Dennis (Diana) Congdon, Millerton, PA; Wendy (Larry) Bird, Millerton, PA; and Ruth Webster, Millerton, PA; 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren; brothers, Maynard (Mary) Congdon and Nelson (Monty) Congdon, all of Millerton, PA; cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by son Gary, brother Carlos, and sister Doris. Donald was employed by Ward LaFrance for many years as a machinist. His interests included softball and family times. He was a long time member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira, NY on Tues. Sept. 17, 2013 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with the Pastor Mike Bernard officiating. Interment will follow in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, PA.   Star Gazette – September 15, 2013



 The community was very deeply saddened by the death of Mrs. Jennie Connelly Williams on Oct. 18, 1930.  Everything that loving hands and medical aid could do was done for her yet the Heavenly Father saw best to call her home.  The funeral service was held at the Mainesburg M. E. Church on Monday, October 20 at 2 p.m. Rev. S. H. Snyder officiating.  Interment in Prospect Cemetery in Mansfield.  She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, Lynn A. Williams, two daughters, Nellie and Ermel, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Connelly of Covington and the following brothers and sisters:  Marley Connelly, Mrs. Leon Bailey of Elmira; Jas. Connelly of Waterloo; Leonard Connelly of Newark, N.J.; Benjamin, Sidney and Bertha Connelly of Covington.  The deceased was born May 31, 1895 in Covington township where she resided until her marriage, Aug. 25, 1915. 

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Since then she has lived in Sullivan township until the time of her death.  At the age of fourteen she united with the Covington M. E. Church, then fifteen years ago her membership was transferred to the Elk Run M. E. Church where she has been a most active and consecrated member.  Her death has cast a great shadow on those about her for she always had a smile and a pleasant word for all.  Her sweet Christian life and jovial nature won for her a host of friends and one could truthfully say, “To know her was to love her.”  Everyone was sure of a cordial welcome to her home where she was a devoted mother and sympathetic companion.  She leaves not only a vacant place in her home and church but in Sullivan Grange No. 84, and Pomona Grange No. 30, where she was a most valued member.  Surely her influence will live on after giving so unstintedly of her strength for the Masters work and the uplift of humanity.  The many beautiful flowers, and the church filled to over-flowing with friends gathered to pay their respect were a fitting tribute to her life and friendship portraying the esteem in which she was held.  When her soul entered Heaven’s portals surely the Master looked upon her and said, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.  Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.”   “She lived for those who loved her, Whose hearts were kind and true; For the heaven that smiled above her And the good that she could do.”

COOK - Mrs. Dell Bailey [SRGP 31049]
At Mansfield, September 29, 1880, Dell, wife of Burr R. Bailey, in the 30th of her age.  (Tuesday, October 12, 1880, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
Mrs. Della Cook Bailey, Sept 29, 1880, age 30 yrs 6 mos 16 das. Wife of B. R. Bailey of Mansfield. She was born Mar 13, 1851 at Mansfield, a memorial published

COOK - Reuben J. Cook, [SRGP 80868] former owner and editor of the Horseheads Reporter, died at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira, May 23 [1939]. He was born at Sabinsville, son of John and Angeline Cook; Dec. 4, 1909 married Miss Eva Decker, of Mansfield, and removed to Tioga three years ago to reside, having previously sold his interest in the Reporter to Mayor J. Maxwell Beers, of Elmira. He was a graduate of the Soldiers Orphan Home at Hartford, Pa., and for a number of years served as military instructor there. He was a member of the Presbyterian church of Horseheads, the Mansfield Masonic Lodge and the Williamsport Consistory. He is survived by his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Ross Hammond, of Elmira, and Mrs. Kenneth Brace, of Tioga; a sister, Mrs. Roy Smith, of Clyde, NY. Funeral services were held Friday with the Mansfield Masonic Lodge in charge. Rev. Harry E. Malick, of the Horseheads Presbyterian church, officiated; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 31 May 1939

COOLEY - Clarence E. Cooley, aged 73 years, died Thursday at the Corning Hospital, as the result of injuries received in July. Mr. Cooley was injured in an automobile accident near Van Etten, NY. During his illness he had been a patient at the hospital several times. He had resided in Tioga for the past 15 years. In addition to his widow, he is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Grace Woodbeck of Corning, Mrs. Mary Johnston of Mainesburg, Mrs. Eva Harris of Lindley, Mrs. Helen Scott of Binghamton, and Miss Gladys Cooley at home; one son, Kenneth of Mansfield; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 7 December 1949

COOLEY, Ina (SRGP 86640) - INA L. COOLEY INGALLS, age 97, of Beaver Dams, NY, died Thursday, March 26, 1987, at Corning Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl-Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield, PA, Saturday, from 1-2 pm. Funeral will be held there at the conclusion of Calling Hours, 2 pm. The Rev. Benjamin Nevin officiating. Burial, Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Survived by son, Lester Ingalls of Corning, NY; 9 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles A. Ingalls, and daughter Doris. Mrs. Ingalls was born October 28, 1889 in Tioga, the daughter of Charles and Emma Ellis Cooley.


COPP Christine - Mrs. Christine Knowlton [SRGP 27426]

69, of Mansfield, Friday, May 19, 1961. She was the widow of Dean Knowlton and a member of the Church of Christ Disciples of Canoe  Camp . Curvived by son William of Hamilton New York, daughter Mrs. Robert Young of Winter Haven Florida, sisters Mrs.  V. A. Axtman of Liverpool Mrs. JL McKenna of Nutley New Jersey , brothers Jacob and William Copp of Liverpool, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Bat Shaw and Robena  Funeral Home Mansfield.  Funeral there Sunday at 2 PM ,the Rev. Norman West. Prospect Cemetery Mansfield


CORNWELL - Christine J. Cornwell, 79, [SRGP 32847] of 272 South Main St., Mansfield, died Sunday, March 7, 1993, at Troy Community Hospital, Troy. Born Jan. 5, 1914, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Elmer G. and Grace McConnell Cornwell. She was a member of the Holy Child Catholic Church. She was a lifetime member of the Tioga County Historical Society. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps in World War II. She was a nursing consultant for the National Red Cross Staff from 1940 to 1943 and taught at Overbrook School for the Blind from 1954 to 1972. Surviving are one brother, Kenneth Cornwell of Lusby, MD, and one sister, Olive Lambert of Ulysses. Fiend may call at the Haines Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, on Thursday, March 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a prayer service at the Hold Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, on Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Finn officiating. Burial will be made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The family will furnish the flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association, 13 E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, PA 16933 - Wellsboro Gazette, March 10, 1993   Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield--------- MHS 1931

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\mailbox.gifElmer G CORNWELL [SRGP 32845]
Elmer G. Cornwell, 86, of Mansfield, died Sunday, April 11, 1965. Funeral was held at Shaw and Robena Funeral Home on Tuesday, the Rev. Sires of the Mansfield Baptist Church, officiating, with burial in Prospect Cemetery. Survived by son, Kenneth of Falls Church, Va.; daughter, Miss Christine of Mansfield and Philadelphia, Mrs. Blair (Olive) Lambert of Ulysses; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren. He was a retired Postmaster of the Mansfield Post Office for 35 years.

COVENEY, Anna  [SRGP 85626]- Early yesterday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Anna Coveney Nares, 68, at her home, The Little Tavern at Mansfield. While Mrs. Nares had been in failing health for some time, it was not until a few days ago she was confined to her bed and steadily grew weaker. Born in Covington February 23, 1870, a daughter of Thomas and Mary Campbell Coveney, she spent her early life there, moving to Mansfield about 30 years ago. In March 1899 she married Lewis Nares who died just 8 years ago. She then took over the management of The Little Tavern which she and her daughter, Mary, have successfully conducted since. For a short period she conducted a tearoom at the Cory Creek County Club. Mrs. Nares has been an earnest worker, a devoted mother and homemaker and a wonderful cook who has given pleasure to thousands of patrons who have visited The Little Tavern in the past 8 years. She was highly esteemed throughout this section. Besides her daughter, Mary [Mrs. Wilmot Keeney], she is survived by a son, Lewis, and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Sherman, all of Mansfield; a brother, George Coveney of Elmira; a granddaughter, Miss Josephine Smith of Philadelphia; a grandson, Richard Smith and great grandson, Thomas Smith of Mansfield. Funeral services will be conducted from the home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Bouquet of Lebanon, PA, formerly of Mansfield will officiate. - Wellsboro Gazette, October 27, 1938

Mr. Joseph Coveney [SRGP 83179]
The Mansfield Advertiser says that early last week Sunday morning Mr. Joseph Coveny, of that borough, died very suddenly.  On Saturday morning, while at his work, he was taken with spasmodic contraction of the throat, which lasted for some time and nearly choked him.  He was immediately conveyed to his home and medical assistance called.  Between the attacks he rested easily, and it was hoped the paroxysm would not return.  In the afternoon it returned with increased violence, and it was then thought the choking sensation would prove fatal.  It passed off, however, leaving him weaker, but breathing peacefully, until about midnight, when the third attack proved fatal.  Mr. Coveny was engaged with Mert King in and about his machinery for over eight years, and was a handy man in any capacity.  He was engaged at the time of his attack in Bailey Bro.’s foundry.  He leaves a wife and a family of five children, three of whom have reached maturity.  He was in the 48th year of his age, a quiet, industrious citizen, and a man whose loss will be felt and the suddenness of his death deeply regretted.  (Tuesday, November 18, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

COX – GILBERT A. COX SR. (SRGP 80081) of Rome, PA, formerly of New Castle and Mansfield, died Friday, June 12, 1964. He was a member of the Potterville Methodist Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Helen Cox; son, Gilbert Jr. of New Castle; daughters, Mrs. James E. Minick of Winston-Salem, NC and Mrs. Edward Brosky of Valley City, Ohio; sister, Mrs. Genevieve Shaw of Mansfield. Funeral was held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Monday at 2 pm. The Rev. Harry Sagar officiated. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. He was a son of Mr. & Mrs. Jacob A. Cox who for many years lived on Newtown Hill Rd.

COX, John F. (SRGP 80080) - John F. Cox of Mansfield, son of Mr. & Mrs. J.A. Cox died on Monday, September 30 [1918], at noon, at Walter Reid hospital, Washington, DC.He was 19 years of age last March and was born in Newcastle, Lawrence county, the son of Mr. & Mrs. J.A. Cox. He came with his parents to Mansfield about five years ago when his parents purchased a farm on the outskirts of town, and he immediately entered the Mansfield-Richmond High School, where he was a general favorite, being an all round good fellow, a fine musician, and an excellent student; one of the last debaters in the school, says the Advertiser. He graduated with the class of 1917, and then entered the Normal School, where he became prominent in the work of the YMCA, being president of that organization at the end of the school year, and holding the presidency over until this year. He was also a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He enlisted in August and became a member of the hospital corps and was training to be an assistant to the military doctors. While engaged in his duties he contracted influenza, which was followed by pneumonia, resulting in his death at Walter Reid hospital, Tacoma Park, Washington on Monday. His body was brought to Mansfield Thursday under military escort and the funeral was held from the Methodist Episcopal church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, Frank and Gilbert and one sister, Genevieve. - Wellsboro Agitator, October, 9, 1918

CRANMER, Darwin L. -SRGP 85469] - Darwin L. [Barney] Cranmer, 81, a resident of The Green Home in Wellsboro, formerly of Blossburg, died Wednesday, March 1, 1989 at the nursing home. Born in Mansfield Nov. 21, 1907, he was the son of Thomas and Lena Bull Cranmer. Surviving are two sons, Ray T. Cranmer of Sullivansville, NY and Darwin J. Cranmer of Wellsboro; six daughters, Mrs. Cleone Carleton of Tioga, Mrs. Paula Kress of Wellsville, NY, Mrs. Cindy Shutter of Vineland, NJ, Mrs. Jeanne Farrar of Millville, NJ, Mrs. Clair Hair of Newfane, NY and Mrs. Kathy Keeney of Harrington, NY; 30 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Drinkwine Funeral Home in Blossburg Friday, March 3. The Rev. John Shypulefski, pastor of Blossburg Baptist Church officiated. Burial was made in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 8, 1989, p.8

CRANMER - Malcolm L. Cranmer, 75, [SRGP 85466] of 55 Morris Ave., Mansfield died at 10:25 a.m. Friday, April 27, 1984 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born March 13, 1909 in Mansfield, he was a son of Thomas and Lena Bull Cranmer. Mr. Cranmer was a member of the First Baptist Church where he had also been employed as a custodian and had served as a former church trustee. Mr. Cranmer was an employee at Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post for 32 years, and retired in 1974. He also worked as a landscape architect for Thompson Nurseries in Mansfield. He was active in the local Boy Scout organizations and was the holder of the Silver Beaver award and was secretary-treasurer of the Prospect Cemetery Association at Mansfield. He had been a member of the Mansfield Hose Co. since 1946 and served as the company’s secretary-treasurer for nearly 30 years. His wife, the former Mary Beach, died last year. Surviving are: one son, Byron E. Cranmer of Painted Post, NY; two grandchildren; brother, Darwin Cranmer of Blossburg and several nieces and nephews. Friends were invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 30, 1984. The funeral was held at the First Baptist Church, Mansfield on Tuesday, May 1, 1984 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin his pastor, officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 2 May 1984

CRANMER, Thomas Charles [SRGP 85467] - Mansfield - Thomas Charles Cranmer, 71, of Mansfield, died suddenly at his home Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1957. Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Shaw & Robena's, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Shaw, Extension Street, Mansfield, from Wednesday morning to Friday morning. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 6, 1957, p.15

CRIPPEN, Orinda [SRGP 09557] - Mansfield Advertiser 13th Jan 1874: Died Mrs. Orinda Hodges Dec 25th 1874 age 53 years at Mansfield after very severe and protracted suffering from internal cancer.

     The people of Mansfield and vicinity sincerely mourn the passing of Mrs. Grace Steadman, who died Thursday noon at the Blossburg Hospital where she had been taken a fortnight ago.  Coming to Mansfield almost twenty years ago she had endeared herself to a wide circle in this section.  She had been in ill health for the past year or so, but through sheer determination had been able to keep going. 
     Mrs. Steadman was born at Fort Wayne, Ind., June 10, 1872, the daughter of Wesley and Lydia Crocker.  She received her musical education from Cincinnatti Conservatory of Music, Ohio Wesleyan University and the State Teachers College of Kearney, Neb.  Her bachelor's degree was earned at Cornell University.  She taught public school music for several years, and in 1903 became an instructor in the Kearney Conservatory of Music, and was director of music in the State Teachers College at Kearney from 1907 until 1921.  She took extra work in music at Cornell under Dr. Hollis Dann, and it was his recognition of her ability that lead him to recommend her for the position of director of music at Mansfield State Teachers College, a position which she held from 1921 to 1939.  It was under her supervision that the department grew from a normal school department to a recognized course in training teachers for music supervision, and granting a degree.  Many graduates of Mansfield during Mrs. Steadman's regime are now holding important positions in the schools of Pennsylvania and she is remembered for her indefatible work in presenting to the people at Commencement time some of the finest operas etc., that have ever been shown in Mansfield.  Outside her school work she has had charge of musical programs for various conventions and organizations, and was for some time Music Director of the State Federation of Women's Clubs. 

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Along with an exceptional music teaching ability she combined a charming personality and friendly disposition.  Her wide experience as well as her natural inclination had given her a broad-mindedness that was invaluable in her teaching.      She was a member of the Methodist Church, D. A. R., P. E. O., Mansfield Literary Exchange and Lambda Mu Music Fraternity.      In 1881 she was married to Joseph Steadman at Clarinda, Iowa.  They had two children, a son, Angus, who survives, and a daughter, Grace, who died several years ago, leaving a daughter, Jane Staubitz.  She is survived by her son, Angus, at home; grandchildren, Mrs. Jane Ginrich, of Connellsville, Pa., Mary, Dick, Diane, William and John Steadman, of Mansfield, and two brothers, Arthur and William Crocker, of Athens.  The funeral was held Saturday afternoon from Shaw's funeral parlors.  The Rev. D. J. Griffiths conducted the service and interment was in Prospect Cemetery.


CROSSLEY, Charles Robert – Charles Robert Crossley died at his home in Mansfield on Oct. 18.  He was born February 15, 1873, in Mansfield.  For 17 years he was in the service of the U.S. Army, having served in the Spanish-American war.  He was discharged from the service October 19, 1915.  He is survived by his father, Robert Crossley, two brothers, William and Eli, and a sister, Mary, all of Mansfield.  Burial in Prospect cemetery October 20, Rev. Mr. Bond, of the Episcopal church officiating.   Wellsboro Agitator, 29 October 1919.


CROSSLEY - Miss Mary Crossley, 93, [SRGP 84991] of Mansfield, died Sept 16, 1962. She was born October 21, 1868 in Mansfield, a daughter of Robert and Nan Barrett Crossley. She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church of Mansfield and its affiliates. For many years she conducted the Crossley Hat Shop in Mansfield. After giving that up she became a partner with her brother, the late William Crossley in the Crossley Green Houses. Their father, Robert Crossley, came to Mansfield from Colne, England and started the greenhouses in 1870. They  remained in the Crossley family until 1945 when they were sold to Elwyn Kuhl. Surviving are nieces, Mrs. Carol Balch of Millerton and Mrs. Robert Crossley of Mansfield; great nephews, William Crossley, Mansfield and David Balch, Millerton; great nieces, Mrs. Virginia Harrington, Rochester, Mrs. Joanne Tilberry, Cleveland, and Mrs. Thalia Townley of Elmira; four great great nephews and two great great nieces. Funeral service was held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home on Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Richard Landis officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, September 19, 1962


CRUTTENDEN - Mrs. Catherine Mildred Taylor 65, [SRGP 82768] wife of Thomas N. Taylor of 20 McInroy Street, died Wednesday, October 8, 1958 in Parsells Convalescent Home. Born September 16, 1893 in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Vine and Stella Priset Cruttenden. She was a communicant of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society. Besides her husband, she is survived by three brothers, Walter, Harold and Henry Cruttenden, and one sister, Mrs. Helen Ludlam, all of Wellsboro. Requiem High Mass was offered Saturday in St. Peter’s Church, the Rev. John Kerrigan officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The Rosary was recited Friday evening at 8 o’clock in the Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro. - Wellsboro Agitator, 16 October 1958


CRUTTENDEN, CHARLES - [SRGP 82774] Charles Cruttenden died at his home near Mansfield 1948. He was born July 4, 1871 at Upper Lambs Creek, the son of William Cruttenden. He grew into manhood near his birthplace and was married to Sarah Rice December 6, 1893. He leaves to mourn his loss, the widow Sarah, and the following children; Mrs. Earl McConnell, Mrs Wade McConnell, of Mansfield, Herman of Vestal, NY., and Norris of Mansfield; eight grandchildren and on great grandchild. Mr. Cruttenden was stricken by paralysis April 3, 1947. Since that time he has been confined to his home except at times when taken for a ride or a short time to his children’s but was unable to walk or move by himself until a week ago when he began growing weaker until the end. He was a kind husband and father and leaves many friends. The funeral was held at his late home Feb.8, the Rev. L. C. Grow officiating. Many friends gathered to pay their last respect to beloved friend. Many flowers were contributed. Burial was made in Prospect Cemetery.


CRUTTENDEN, Emily Louise [SRGP 86368],  – Mrs. Emily Louise White widow of Charles F. White, of Elmira, died Wednesday. She is survived by her son, W.S. White, of Elmira; a granddaughter, Mrs. John Shantz, of Endicott; a grandson, Frank P. White, of Bellwood, W. Va.; a sister, Mrs. George Allis, of Lambscreek, PA; a brother, Charles Cruttenden, of Mansfield. Mrs. White had been a resident of the Cowanesque Valley nearly her entire life and was highly respected. The funeral was held in the Lambs Creek Methodist Episcopal Church Saturday; burial in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. -–Wellsboro Agitator, June 18, 1930, p.6


CRUTTENDEN, Frankie [SRGP 17084]   - Mrs. Frankie Smith Lyons,  aged 66 years, died at her home in Mansfield, May 1 [1943]. She was born in Richmond township, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Graves Cruttenden and had spent most of her life in Mansfield. She was a member of the Baptist church and of the Friendship class. Surviving are her husband Arthur [Lyons]; three daughters, Mrs. Luther Allen of Elmira, Mrs. Wilfred Jupenlaz of San Francisco, Miss Eleanor Smith of Emporium; two sons, Ray Smith of Baytown, Texas and Lt. Cole Smith, with a medical detachment, US Army; two sisters, Mrs. Elwin Allen of Canton and Mrs. Bert Howe of Mansfield; two brothers, Robert Cruttenden of Corning and Richard Cruttenden of Mansfield. Three grandchildren also survive. The funeral was held yesterday, Rev. David J. Griffiths, officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 5 May 1943
[Note - buried next to first husband, Charles Smith]


CRUTTENDEN Henry Cruttenden [SRGP 42695] died at his home at Upper Lambs Creek June 25 [1927], at 10:45 p.m. The funeral, which was largely attended, was held last Tuesday, Rev. Orey Crippen, of Tioga, officiating; interment in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. Mr. Cruttenden was born September 9, 1852, on the farm at Upper Lambs Creek, where he always made his home. He was the son of Lewis and Ann Cruttenden. In 1872 he married Delphine Webster, who died about thirty years ago. To them three children were born, Solon, at home; Ernest and Mrs. Harry Benedict, of Mansfield. In 1898 he married Lydia Hoyt. One son, Earl, was born to them. Besides his widow and children, he is survived by one brother, Nelson Cruttenden, of Mansfield; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. –Wellsboro Agitator, July 6, 1927, p.2


CRUTTENDEN, Katherine (SRGP 80848)  – MRS. KATHERINE CRUTTENDEN DORSETT, 88, of 458 Carroll St., formerly of Mansfield, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1962. She was the widow of E. B. Dorsett; a member of Mansfield Methodist Church, and Mansfield Grange. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Helen M. West with whom she resided; sons, Howard E. of Mansfield, Edward C. of Lime Rock, Conn.; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren. Body at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield. Calling hours: Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral there Friday at 2 pm., the Rev. Harry Sagar. Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.

CRUTTENDEN, Mabel [SRGP 40410] -  Mrs. Mabel Cruttenden Howe, 73, of Mansfield died April 18, 1952 after a short illness. She was the widow of Bertrand Howe. Mrs. Howe was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church, the WSCS of that church, the Helpful Home Circle, the Tioga Valley Grange No.918. Surviving are two daughter, Mrs. Bessie Howe Griffin and Mrs. Laura Howe Davis, Mansfield; a son, Robert, Mansfield RD; a brother, R.R. Cruttenden, Mansfield; several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the funeral home, 18 North Main Street, on Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Stanley C. Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. - Gazette & Bulletin, [Williamsport, PA], April 19, 1952

CRUTTENDEN, Nelson [SRGP 80849] - Nelson Cruttenden, aged 84 years, of Lambs Creek, died Nov. 5 [1933], at the home of his son at Forty Fort, PA. He had been in poor health for a long time. He is survived by one son, Walter, of Forty Fort, and one daughter, Mrs. Edward B. Dorsett, of Mansfield. The funeral was held Thursday at the old homestead at upper Lambs Creek, Rev. Mr. Griffith, of Mansfield, officiating; burial at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 13, 1933

CRUTTENDEN - Norris W. Cruttenden, age 73, [SRGP  78670] formerly of Mansfield, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 1983, in Broad Acres Nursing Home in Charleston Township. Born July 31, 1909, at Lambs Creek, he was a son of Charles and Sara Rice Cruttenden. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. Mr. Cruttenden was a retired farmer. His wife, Agnes [Bates], died in 1977. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Gertrude McConnell of Mansfield; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Herman Cruttenden of Wellsboro; and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield today, Wednesday, from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at 3 p.m. with the Rev. James Dawes, his pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 12 January 1983


CRUTTENDEN, Perlina [SRGP 78558], – Mrs. Perlina Cruttenden Allis aged 72 years, died Aug. 7 [1934] at 6:30 p.m. at her home at Lambs Creek. She was born at Lambs Creek and spent her life there. She was the daughter of W.J. and Phoebe Cruttenden and was born April 22, 1862. On December 23, 1876, she was married to George Allis. She was a member of the Methodist church. Besides her husband she is survived by a son, A.T. Allis, of Lambs Creek; two grandsons, Leo Allis, of Mansfield, and Ellsworth Allis, a teacher in Halstead, PA, and a granddaughter, Miss Allene Allis, a teacher in Lincoln Park, NY. The funeral was held Thursday, Rev. Orey Crippen, of Tioga, officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. The pallbearers were: L. Hoyt, George Pa—s, E.L Fuller, Oscar Clark and W. Barnes. – Wellsboro Agitator, August 15, 1934, p.8


Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\cw100.gifTHOMAS CRUTTENDEN [SRGP 51509]
 Thomas Cruttenden, one of Mansfield's most highly esteemed residents, died Sept. 5.  He was born at Lambs Creek, Feb. 22, 1843, and was one of the family of nine children of Lewis and Anna Warters Crutenden, who came to America from Sussex county, England, in 1839. In September, 1863, he married Sarah M. Graves, of Bradford county.  To them were born nine children: Curtis, Vine, Lewis and Ada, all deceased; Nettie, Mrs. Elwin Allen, of Canton; Mrs. Charles Stevens, of Mansfield; Mabel, Mrs. Bert Howe, of Mansfield; Robert, of Corning, and Reuben, of Mansfield. Mrs. Cruttenden died Feb. 19, 1916. In June, 1920, he married Mrs. Flora Mahon, who survives him. On June 29, 1863, he enlisted at Tioga in Co. K, 35th Pennsylvania State Militia, and was discharged Aug. 9, 1863.  He re-enlisted Aug. 7, 1864, in Tioga, and was enrolled in Co. K, 207th Pa. V. L, 2nd Brig., 3rd Div., 9th A. C., as a private, being promoted to sergeant.  He was captured April 2, 1865, in front of Petersburg, Va., but escaped.  He fought at Blackwater, charge on Fort Steedman, final assault on lines at Petersburg.  He was honorably discharged May 31, 1865, at Alexandria, Va.  Except for the time he was in the army, he had always made his home in and around Mansfield.  He was a member of the G. A. R. The funeral was held last Wednesday afternoon, Rev. F.P. Simmons officiating; interment in Prospect cemetery, with military services in charge of Austin Cox Post, the American Legion. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, September 15, 1926)


CRUTTENDEN, Velma  [SRGP 86312]- Cruttenden  infant dau. of Charles Cruttenden of Lambs Creek age abt. 3 months. Funeral Thurs. [Mansfield Advertiser 1903 28-Jan]


CRUTTENDEN, WALTER  M. -[SRGP 54153] Walter M. Cruttenden, 72, died Saturday morning, March 31, 1945, at his home, Spring Brook Farm, at Upper Lambs Creek. A son of Nelson and Harriet Randall Cruttenden, he was born July 18, 1877, at East Smithfield. While he was a child, the family moved to Upper lambs Creek and he attended the district schools and Mansfield State Normal School. February 7, 1900, he married Miss Sara Ripley, of Lambs Creek, and two children were born to them, Harriet, Mrs. Fred Roberts , of Mansfield, and Wells B. Cruttenden, of San Polo, Brazil, S.A. For 40 years he conducted a dairy business at Wilkes Barre, retiring to Spring Brook Farm seven years ago. He was a member of the Lodge of Odd Fellows at Wilkes- Barre. Besides his wife and children, Mr. Cruttenden is survived by a sister, Mrs. Edward B. Dorsett, of Mansfield; five grandchildren, one great grandchild, and several nephews and nieces.  Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 pm. At the Shaw Funeral Home, the Rev. Floyd E. Guiles officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.


CRUTTENDEN William Cruttenden [SRGP 20881], aged 57 years, son of the late William J. and Phoebe Cruttenden, was born at Lambscreek, PA, May 18, 1866, and died Nov. 10, 1923, after an illness of two days. All his life has been spent at Lambscreek until ten years ago, when he removed to a farm at Tioga Junction, where he spent the remainder of his life. On December 16, 1888, he married Ida Kelly, who died June 30, 1892, leaving three children, Mrs. Iona Ten Eyck and Mrs. Verne Warters, both of Lambscreek. Harry, a son, died when a child. On November 5, 1893, he married Ida Benson, of Tioga, and to them three children were born: Hazel, who died in infancy; Howard, of Williamson, NY, and Bernice, at home. He was a member of the Tioga Junction M.E. church and of the Mansfield Grange. He is survived by his widow, Ida Cruttenden; four children, Iona, Verne, Howard and Bernice; one granddaughter, Leona TenEyck; two brothers, Edwin and Charles, of Lambscreek, and Emily White, of Elkland, and Mrs. George Allis, of Lambscreek. – Wellsboro Agitator, November 21, 1923, p.3


CUMMINGS, Benjamin J. [SRGP 82738]
Benjamin James Cummings, aged 65 years of Tioga formerly of Mansfield died July 10,1950, at the home of his son, Wilford Cummings at Tioga; daughters, Mrs. Lillian Burnham of Mansfield, Mrs. Margaret Hagar and Mrs. Marian Pryor of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Edith Hall and Mrs. Ruth Allen of Mansfield; eight grandchildren. The funeral will be held Wednesday, July 12, 1950, at 2 pm at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home in Mansfield; burial in Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield.

CUMMINGS, Cassius Earl [SRGP 29763] - C. Earl Cummings, 73, of Tioga died Wednesday, October 29, 1958 in Blossburg Hospital following an extended illness. A retired farmer and life-long resident of this area, he was a member of Tioga Baptist Church and Grange. He is survived by his widow, Edith Jones Cummings; one daughter, Mrs. Theodora Baker of Mansfield; six sons, Duane of Roseville, Cecile of Florida, and Luther, Maynard, Reed and Jesse, all of Tioga; one sister, Mrs. Della Dillion of Caneadea, NY; two brothers, Roy of Mansfield, and Charles of Jackson Summit; 20 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church, the Rev. Eugene Hill, assisted by the Rev. Albert Clark, officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, November 6, 1958, p.4 [Obit states Oakwood  but he is listed in Prospect]

CUMMINGS, Elizabeth E. (Lizzie) [SRGP 29760]
Newspaper unknown, Thursday, Sept. 4, 1975
MRS. CHARLES JONES, TIOGA, Pa. -- Mrs. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Jones, 86, of Summit St., here died Wednesday in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was the widow of Charles Jones and a 66-year member of Tioga Grange. She was also a charter member of the Tioga Firemen's Auxiliary and was born April 22, 1889 in Tioga, a daughter of William and Harriet Jane Osbourn Cummings. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert L. (Elsie) Farr of Orlando, Fla. and Mrs. Lawrence (Marjorie) Russell of Lawrenceville; three sons, Raymond D. Jones and Charles Jones of Tioga RD 2, and Clifford Jones of Tioga; 27 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Edward Trask officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Submitted by Wilma JOHNS Sakowsky

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IDA BELLE CUMMINGS DECKER:  (SRGP 19689) Mrs. P. E. Decker, former Mansfield resident and daughter of the late Lawton Cummings, died of heart trouble at her home in Athens Monday, Nov. 6. She had been living alone since the death of her husband, who was killed in an auto accident about a year ago near Smithboro, N.Y. A friend, Miss Geraldine Montgomery, who had been in the habit of calling on her daily, could get no response to her call Monday, so she called Dr. Daniel McCarty, a neighbor, and they found her slumped in her chair in the reception hall of her home.  Mrs. Decker will be remembered in Mansfield as Miss Ida Belle Cummings, daughter of L. Cummings, who lived in the home now occupied by Mrs. Husted, and ran the bakery now known as the Mansfield Bakery. She was educated in the Mansfield schools and graduated from the Mansfield Normal in 1882. 

She taught in the Athens schools for several years before her marriage to P. E. Decker, of Athens. She had a brother, John L. Cummings, who was postmaster in Mansfield during the Cleveland administration, and who was also in business with his father in the bakery. He died may years ago, as did a sister, Nette.  Mrs. Decker was 77 years old.  She was active in club work in Athens, being past president of the Sayre-Athens Fransohnian musical society. Se was also a member of the Ladies Library Club and the First Presbyterian Church of Athens.  Mrs. Decker is survived by a cousin, Mrs. Blanche Merleau, of Buffalo.


CUMMINGS, John L. [SRGP 80760] d. Mansfield 24 Apr., age 41 yrs. Son of Lawton Cummings. B. Mansfield [Mansfield Advertiser 1904  22-Apr]


CHARLES L. CURRAN:[SRGP 83331]  Charles L. Curran, 60, of Covington died Tuesday at his home following an illness.  He was born May 22, 1912 in Knoxville, the son of Fred and Vesta Langdon Curran.  He was a construction engineer. He was a member of Bloss Lodge 350 F&AM and a member of the Zebulun Royal Arch Chapter No. 296 of Mansfield. He is survived by his wife, LaVonne McCrumb Curran; a daughter, Mrs. Michele Waltz of Harrisburg; two sons, Gary Curran of Palmerton, Pa. and Stephen of Bristol, Tenn.; a grandchild.  Funeral services were held Saturday, 1:30 p.m. at Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Rev. Kermit Clickner officiated. Burial was in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield.

FRED W. CURRAN, 68, [SRGP 86132] of Mansfield, Thursday, June 16, 1949.  Employee of Mansfield State Teachers College.  Survived by son, Charles of Mansfield, RD; three grandchildren; sister, Mrs. May Washburn of Lakewood, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.  The body was removed to the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home where service will be Sunday at 4 p.m. (DST).  Rev. Paul Fattaruso.  Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.  IOOF Lodge 526 of Mansfield will be in charge of the funeral service.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/17/1949

CURRAN - Fred W. Curran, aged 68 years, of Mansfield, died Thursday night, June 16 [1949], at his home. Surviving are a son, Charles, of Mansfield RD; a sister, Mae Washburn, of Lakewood, NY; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday; burial in Prospect cemetery. The IOOF Lodge were in charge of the services at the cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, 22 June 1949

CURTIS - Mrs. Abbie Burnham, [SRGP 08265] aged 80 years, of Mansfield, died April 19 [1944]. She is survived by her son, Frederick, and two grandchildren, of Mansfield. The funeral was held Saturday, Rev. F. E. Guiles officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 26 April 1944

CURTIS JONES,  ELIZABETH - Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Curtis Jones, 86, died Friday, December 8, 1944, at the home of Charles Lewis on South Academy Street, following an extended illness. Mrs. Jones was born at Keighley, Yorkshire, England June 24, 1858. April 20, 1906, she left Liverpool for the United States, arriving in New York April 28, and on the same day was married to John Jones of Mansfield, a native of North Wales. Mr Jones died December 28, 1925. She has no immediate survivors.Funeral was held Monday at 2 pm. At the Lewis home, the Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.

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