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Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 

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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

HAGAR, Claude L. [SRGP 24754] - Claude L. Hagar, 73, of Mansfield, died Monday, Oct. 20, 1952 after a long illness. A retired farmer, he was a member of Tioga Valley Grange, No. 918, and the Mansfield IOOF. Surviving is his wife, Jennie; daughters, Mrs. Margaret Austin and Mrs. Julie Frost, Lodi; Mrs. Louise Dyke, Mrs. Elnora Copp, Mansfield; Ina, at home; Mrs. Lois Ha??le, Tioga; Mrs. Marion Calvert, Jackson, SC; Mrs. Lena Burrows, Jackson Summit; sons, Fordyce, Milton and Willard, Mansfield; 21 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services will be held at 2pm on Thursday at the funeral home, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield. The Rev. Stanley Robinson will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. - Gazette & Bulletin, Williamsport, PA, October 21, 1952

HAGAR - ELOISE E. HAGAR SMITH, (SRGP 35874) age 82, of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died Sunday, October 1, 1989 at Board Acres. Friends called at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, PA, Monday. Funeral services were held Tuesday with the Rev. Peter W. Hill officiating. Burial was made in the Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Ross Smith of Broad Acres, Wellsboro; son, Donald R. Watson of Syracuse, NY; three brothers, Fordyce Hagar, Milton Hagar, both of Mansfield, PA and Willard Hagar of Montoursville, PA; three sisters, Ina Hagar, Julia Jerzak and Lena Burrows, all of Mansfield, PA; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Twilight Chapter OES #475 and the Elk Run Grange. She was born February 22, 1907 in Richmond Township, Tioga County to Claude and Jennifer Bly Hagar.

Ina Belle Hagar, 92, of Wellsboro died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro.  Born Feb. 3, 1909, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Claude and Jennie  (Bly) Hagar.  She was employed as a cook for Mansfield State University.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. She was also a member of the Middle Ridge Grange #989 and the Mansfield 55 Club.  She enjoyed handmade crafts and gardening. She possessed a great love for her  family.   Preceding her in death were her parents; her brother, Fordyce Hagar, in 2000; her sister, Lena Burrows, in 1999; and several other siblings.  Surviving are her brother, Claude W. (Esther) Hagar of Montoursville; special sister-in-law, Barbara Hagar; several nieces and nephews.  Calling hours were held Wednesday, Dec. 26, at Scureman Funeral Home,  Mansfield, with funeral services immediately following with the Rev. Richard  Krueger, pastor of the Cherry Flats Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.  Memorial donations may be made to the Cherry Flats Baptist Church, RR 1, Box 174, Mansfield, Pa. 16933.

HAGAR, John Lyon [SRGP 07708] - John Lyon Hagar, son of Daniel and Sarah Lyon Hagar, was born in Ward township, Tioga county, PA, September 28,1857, and died May 25, 1923, at his home near Mansfield. He passed his early days in Ward township and on July 4, 1878, he married Sarah M. Shaw. He was a Rural Mail Carrier on Mansfield, Route 3, for 19 years, and retired because of poor health. He was a member of the Grange, of the Odd Fellows and of the Univarsalist church. He is survived by a son, Claude, at home, and two daughters, Mrs. Norman Bly, of near Mansfield, and Miss Jennie at home. Ten grandchildren, one brother, James W. Hagar, of Canton, and three sisters, Mrs. Eva Bateman, of Dietz, Wyoming; Mrs. James Cornish, of North Billerica, Mass., and Mrs. William C. Hill, of Canton, also survive him. - Wellsboro Agitator, June 6, 1923

HAGER - HOWARD M. (CHICK) HAGER, (SRGP 27720) age 78, of RD 3, Box 314 Mansfield, PA, died Sunday, June 11. 1989 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Tuesday, 7-9 pm. funeral at the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciple, Wednesday at 1 pm. The Rev. Deborah Casey officiating. Burial, Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The family will furnish the flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Church of Christ Disciples, RD 3 Mansfield, PA. He is survived by 2 sons, Gary H. of Linden, PA and Larry S. of Avenel, NJ; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife, Merle Woodard Hager on March 5, 1973. Mr. Hager had been a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples. He was an avid collector of antique cars and enjoyed driving them in many area parades. He drove bus for senior citizens of the Mansfield area for 8 years. He had worked for several years as a refrigeration repairman for T. W. Judge Co., Mansfield and had also been a truck driver for Tioga Petroleum, Mansfield, PA. Mr. Hager was born January 27, 1911 in Mansfield, PA, the son of Homer and Emma Smith Hager.

Hager, collector of vintage cars
By Sarah Jane Peery - Star Gazette, Elmira, NY
Canoe Camp, PA - Come holiday, homecoming, or any local festivity, Howard “Chic” Hager would grab a Derby and take to the parade route in an antique car. Hager, who collected vintage cars, became a fixture in parades around Liberty, Blossburg, Troy and East Smithfield. “He figured that if people make a parade, the lease we can do is to support it,” said his friend, Esther Farrer, who drove in the parades with him. Hager, of Canoe Camp, died of heart failure Sunday [June 11, 1989] at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was 78. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. today in the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples. Hager began collecting cars years ago when he bought a 1939 Plymouth. “Somebody in town had it, and he just happened to latch onto it,” Farrer said. Eventually he sold that one, but bought more. He owned a 1924 Oldsmobile that was equipped with glass vases for flowers. Another, which he owned with Farrer, was a 1931 Model A. Ford. And the two of them, scouring the area for parts, built a 1930 Model A. Ford “Woodie” from scratch, said Farrer, who lives in Mansfield. Hager’s favorite parade was the Mansfield University homecoming parade in the fall, when he would transport local dignitaries in one of his card, she said. When not busy with his cars, Hager would make birdhouses. This spring he made 64 of them for bluebirds and gave them all away. Also this spring, he made nearly 15 bird feeders, also giving them away, Farrer said. “He was such a kind and thoughtful person,” she said, remembering how they used to gather rhubarb and other garden-grown goodies and take them to senior citizens’ homes and other people who had no garden. For eight years, he drove a county-operated bus for senior citizens programs. He also worked as a truck driver and a refrigeration repairman. He is survived by two sons. His wife, Merle, died in 1973.

Mrs. Ora HAGER Bly, 56, (SRGP 36919)( wife of Norman Bly, died at 12:40 a.m. Friday, July 1, 1938, at the home in Richmond Township, Pa. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hager, and was born in Richmond Township, Apr. 28, 1882. She had spent her entire life in that vicinity. She was a member of Tioga Valley Grange and the Friendly Circle. Besides her husband, Mrs. Bly is survived by a brother, Claude Hager. Funeral Sunday 2 p.m. at the home. Rev. David J. Griffiths, of the Baptist Church will officiate. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.

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 The many friends and acquaintances of Miss Essie L. Haight were inexpressibly shocked to learn that she had diedon Monday last.   While her death was not unexpected their sorrow is no less profound.  Essie Laura Haight was the youngest daughter of Orlando T. and Mrs. Sarah M. Haight and was born in Mansfield, January 8, 1889 and died September 11, 1905, and leaves besides her parents, three brothers and four sisters to mourn their loss.

  She has been ill for about six months past with pulmonary trouble, and her friends have until recently been alternating between hope and fear as to her ultimate recovery.    She was a member of the Methodist church and Sunday school, and, so long as her failing health would permit had been a member of the choir.  Previous to the loss of her voice she was also a promising student of the music department at the Normal.  The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2:30 from the residence of her parents, her pastor, Rev. Theron R. Green officiating.

Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\cw100.gifHAIGHT, ORLANDO T. (SRGP 35979)
 Orlando T. Haight, a highly respected citizen of Mansfield, died Sunday night at the home of his son, George, in Luthers Mills.  He had been in ill health for the past two years and lived most of this time at Luthers Mills, although spending some time in Mansfield.  He would have been 82 years old if he had lived until next July.  Justice Haight, as he was known through having served as Justice of the Peace in Mansfield for so many years, held the respect and confidence of all who knew him.  He was one of the substantial citizens of the town, where he followed the trade of carpenter as long as his health would permit.  He served in the Civil War in Co. B, 207th Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was adjutant of the local G.A.R. Post for many years.  During the past few years, since the ranks of the G.A.R. have become so depleted, Mr. Haight was the one who kept the post alive.  For many years he was a familiar figure in the memorial day parades, always leading as marshal on horseback, as long as he was able.  He was the last of a family of nine children.  Mrs. Haight died about fifteen years ago.  Besides grandchildren and nieces and nephews, Mr. Haight is survived by the following children:  Three sons, George, of Luthers Mills; Curtis, of Williamsport, and Walter, of Johnstown, and three daughters, Mrs. Ernest Reed, of Ithaca, NY.,  Mrs. C. T. Baldwin, of Mansfield, and Mrs. J. H. Darrow, of Elmira.  The funeral was held today from the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Baldwin, the Rev. C. D. Purdy, of the Methodist church, officiating.  Burial in Prospect Cemetery.

O. T. Haight is Dead in Bradford County; Justice Many Years.
Wellsboro, Pa., March 13 - O. T. Haight, aged 81 years, for many years a Justice of the Peace in Mansfield, died Sunday night at the home of his son, George at Luther’s Mills, Bradford county, where he had resided for the past two years. He was a veteran of the Civil War, serving in Company B, 207th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. For many years he was one of the leading members of th Mansfield Post, G. A. R. and was highly esteemed by his many friends.Mr. Haight is survived by three daughters and three sons, Mrs. Ernest Reed of Ithaca, N.Y.; Mrs. Charles T. Baldwin of Mansfield, Mrs. J. H. Darrow of Elmira; George of Luther’s Mills; Walter of Johnston and Curtis Haight of Williamsport. Mrs. Haight died in 1908. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Baldwin of Mansfield. The Rev. C. D. Purdy, pastor of the Methodist church of Mansfield, will officiate. Interment will be in the Prospect cemetery in Mansfield.

ROSABELLE HAIGHT (SRGP 21938) Rosabelle Haight, eldest daughter of O. T. and Sarah M. Haight, was born in Mainesburg, Oct. 15, 1869 and died of consumption March 15, 1888, aged 18 years. She was confined to her father's home on St. James St. for some months but she and her friends hoped that with the coming warm weather she would get well. The Mansfield Methodist Episcopal church of which she became a member Oct. 3, 1886, by her death looses another of its young people. She was retiring, never very strong but loyal to whatever she undertook to do. The pastor Rev. W. S. H. Hermans offered prayer in the home circle and conducted services at the church Sunday morning March 18, 1888 assisted by Rev. S. G. Rhinevault. The large church was crowded, the boro school of which she was a member attended in a body, also her class in the Sunday School. The family has the sympathy of the church and the community in their sorrow.

HAKES, Alice M. [SRGP 82218] - Mrs. Alice M. Hubbard, aged 87 years, died July 12 [1945], at the Blossburg hospital. She was a daughter of Luther and Martha Bixby Hakes and was born at Mansfield, August 30, 1857. On March 4, 1882, she was married to Charles Hubbard and resided on a farm at Roseville, until 10896, when they moved to a farm on the Hollow Road, where they resided until Mr. Hubbard's death Aug. 31, 1932. Since her husband's death, Mrs. Hubbard lived at the homes of her brother, Fred Hakes, and Mrs. Eleanor Day in Mansfield. She was a member of the Baptist church. Surviving are one brother, Fred Hakes and a sister, Mrs. Eleanor Day, of Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, July 25, 1945

HAKES - Mrs. Eleanor Day, [SRGP 62254] aged 92 years, a life-long resident of Mansfield, died Friday morning, October 31, 1952. She was a member of the Mansfield Baptist church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hilda Borden of Mansfield; a brother, Fred L. Hakes of Mansfield. Services were held Sunday, the Rev. David Griffiths officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, 5 November 1952

HAKES  FRED L. HAKES, 78, (SRGP 62257) veteran member of Mansfield Borough Council, died at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Friday, Dec. 9, 1955. He had suffered a heart attack on Thursday. Vice president of Borough Council, he was also a member of that body’s street committee. Since his election to council in 1938 he had served on every committee. A retired farmer of Richmond Township, he lived all his life in that area until 1930 when he moved to town. He was a deacon in the Mansfield Baptist church. Since 1936 he had been past high priest of the Masonic Lodge. He was a former road supervisor and was a member of Tioga county Grange, Mansfield F & AM. He was a past master of Tioga Grange and its treasurer. Surviving are his wife, one son, Richard; one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Barns; one grandson, and one great-grandson, all of Mansfield. Services were held at the funeral home, 18 North Main St., Mansfield, Sunday, with the Rev. David Griffiths officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Masonic services were held Saturday at 8 pm at the funeral home.


HAKES, Ira [SRGP  05398] - Lambs Creek, Nov. 27 - Mr. Ira D. Hakes [SRGP 05398], for many years a respected resident of upper Lambs Creek, died last Thursday evening about 11 o'clock after an illness of about three months. He leaves three daughters and one son. The funeral was held Sunday at 12 o'clock at the family residence, Rev. W.G. Hull conducting the service. The remains were taken to Mansfield for burial. The family has the sympathy of the entire community. - Wellsboro Agitator, November 28, 1900, p.1


Ex-Mansfield Councilman Richard F. HAKES Dies (SRGP 78552)
MANSFIELD – Richard F. Hakes, 88, of 115 North Main Street, a former borough councilman of 16 years, died today, Friday, Oct 17, 1986 in his home. Born here May 12, 1898, he was a son of Frederick and Sarah Ingalls Hakes. Mr. Hakes was the senior member of First Baptist Church. He retired in 1963 after 17 years a Richmond Twp. Supervisor and roadmaster. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Tioga County Pomona grange, Mansfield Coffee Club and Arbon Lodge 489 International Order of Oddfellows, Covington. He was a 65-year member of Elk Run Grange. Surviving are his wife, the former Martha Tipple; a son, Loren R., of Tupper Lake, N.Y.; four stepsons, W.K. “Red” Wetherbee, Albert Wetherbee and Gordon Wetherbee, all of Wellsboro, and Kenneth Wetherbee, of Horseheads, N.Y. three stepdaughters, Mrs. Patria Weaver, of Mansfield, Mrs. Gretchen Greene, of Rochester, N.Y., and Mrs. Daisy Burleigh, of Mansfield, three grandchildren and numerous step grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 p.m., Monday at Scureman’s, 130 South Main Street. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin, his pastor, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

HAKES - Mr. Simon L. Hakes [SRGP 09380], aged 80 years, died Jan. 7th at his home in Mansfield, of Bright's disease. His widow and the following children survive: Mrs. Charles Luckey of Sylvania; Mrs. Stephen Day, Mrs. Chas. Hubbard of Richmond; Mrs. Arthur Brown of Athens; and Fred Hakes of Richmond. The funeral was held from the home last week Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. R.M. Hunsicker, pastor of the Mansfield Baptist church, officiating; burial was in Prospect cemetery. Mr. Hakes was a civil war veteran. - Wellsboro Agitator, January 17, 1912

HAKES - WILLIS L. HAKES, 93, (SRGP 73534) of Mansfield RD 3, died Sunday, November 27, 1960. He was a member of the Lambs Creek Bible Church and a 50-year member of the Tioga County Grange. Survived by wife, Mrs. Bertha Hakes; son, Clarence of Mansfield RD 3; one grandson; one great-granddaughter. Funeral was held Tuesday with the Rev. Lewellyn Jones officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 1 Dec. 1960, p.4

Benjamin Henry HALL, 59, (SRGP 16294) died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 17, 1938, at the home in Richmond Township. The son of Aaron and Eliza Vanocken Hall, he was born Sept. 16, 1879 in Rutland Township, Pa., and had spent his entire life in that vicinity. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Benjamin and Hugh at home, and Leon of Mainesburg, a daughter, Thurza at home and two grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday at 2 p.m. at the home., Rev. Charles N. Ouderkirk, of the Methodist Episcopal Church officiated. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Pall bearers were : Wade McConnell, Halsey Benson, Irving Wilson, Harry Trowbridge, Coley Starkey and George Kelley.

HALL, AARON (SRGP 16926 - Prospect Cemetery)
 Aaron Hall, of Presho, NY., was born on April 12, 1856, in Rutland, Pa., and died on November 28, 1906, at the home of his brother-in-law, Ira Smith, in Mansfield, where he and his wife were visiting.  His health had been somewhat impaired for three months prior to his death, but his condition had not at any time been considered dangerous.  He was able to be about his work until two weeks ago, when they came to Mansfield to visit relatives.  He had been here only two days when he was taken decidedly worse, and died after being confined to his bed one week.  Mr. Hall was an exemplary man, always thoughtful for the interest of others.  He was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him.  (Can’t read rest)

HALL Benjamin Henry [SRGP 16294]
Benjamin Henry Hall, 59, died of a heart attack Saturday, September 17, 1938, at his home in Richmond Township.  The son of Aaron and Eliza Van Nocken Hall, he was born in Rutland Township September 16, 1878, and spent his life in this vicinity, where he was held in high esteem by all who came to know him.  He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Cora Clark; three sons, Benjamin and Hugh, at home, and Leon, of Mainesburg; a daughter, Miss Thurza Hall, at home and two grandchildren.  Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the home by the Rev. Charles N. Ouderkirk, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.  Pall bearers were Wade McConnell, Halsey Benson, Irving Wilson, Harry Trowbridge, Coley Starkey and George Kelley.

HALL - Emmet Hall [SRGP 54612], aged 80 years, died April 29 [1935] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Davis, in Elmira. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Florence Bentley Hall; four grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held tomorrow at the M.E. church at Mansfield at 2 p.m.; burial at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, May 1, 1935

HALL, Emmet [SRGP 54612] – Emmet Hall died Monday, April 29 [1935] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Davis, 602 Herrick Street, Elmira, after an illness of five months. Mr. Hall was the son of Lewis and Hannah Burton Hall and was born in Rutland August 18, 1854. October 10, 1877, he was married to Miss Florence Bentley and two children were born to them, Jay N., who died January 12, 1932, and Mildred [Mrs. Arthur Davis]. Mr. Hall came to Mansfield in 1860 and has since made his home here. He was a carpenter and contractor and built a number of houses in Mansfield and the surrounding Community. He was also a cement worker and built the steps to the Senior High School, the Baptist Church and some at the State Teachers College. He was an expert cabinet maker and has two beautiful clock cases in his home that are his handiwork. Everyone who knew Mr. Hall loved him for his kindly disposition and upright character. Always ready to do a kindness, Mr. Hall will be remembered as one of the community’s most lovable and staunchest citizens. Mr. Hall is survived by his widow, daughter, four grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A prayer service was held Thursday at 12:30 at the Davis home and funeral services at 2 p.m. in the Mansfield Methodist church, the Rev. D.W. Baylis officiating. Interment was in Prospect Cemetery. The pall bearers were: Fred Bennett, Floyd Tomlinson, Emmet Snover, Lee Smith, Mahlon Wilcox. The Rev. M.A. Allen, of the Southside Baptist Church, officiated at the prayer service. On account of illness Mrs. Hall was unable to attend the funeral. Friends and relatives from out of town attending the funeral were: Mrs. Ida Hall, of Owego, NY; Mrs. Earl Lewis, Binghamton, NY; Mrs. Leon Gregory, Johnson City, NY; Stanley C. Davis, Scranton; Mrs. Harry Watkins, Creekside, PA; Mr. and Mrs. William Wood, Pine City; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Drew, Wellsboro; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Price, Wellsboro; Mrs. Anna Haynes, Wellsboro; E.B. Wilcox, Canton; Emery Wilcox, Grover; Mrs. Julia Worden, Penn Yan; Mrs. Charles Caswell, Penn Yan; Mrs. Robert Cunningham, Johnson City; Mrs. George Sampson, Johnson City; Charles Cottrell, Columbus, Ohio; Percy Cottrell, Elmira; Mrs. Charles Nash, Gray Valley; Mrs. Sadie Lay, Gray Valley; Mrs. Mary Lay, Gray Valley; L.B. Holcomb, Gray Valley; E.S. Burton, Rutland; Miss Blanche Conable, Coudersport; P.E. Butler, Coudersport; Mrs. Nettie Reppard, Mrs. Dee McConnell, Mrs. Rhoda Graham, Mrs. Archie Smith, Mrs. Mary Smith, Mrs. L.R. Houghtaling, Mrs. Delphine Beuter, Mrs. H.B. King, Mrs. L. Herriman, all of Elmira. – Mansfield Advertiser, 8 May 1935

HALL, Huldah [SRGP 54630] - Mrs. Huldah Bartlett died at her home in Mansfield, a few days ago, aged 68 years. She is survived by one son, Charles Hoffman and three daughter, Miss Sadie Hoffman of Elmira, NY; Mrs. Harry Watkins of Weedville, PA; and Mrs. William Stock of Brooklyn, NY; one sister, Mrs. Rachel Myers of Towanda; and a brother, Emmet Hall of Mansfield. The funeral was held from the home at 2 o'clock last week Monday afternoon. Rev. A.W. Fenton officiating; interment in Hope [Prospect] cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, August 5, 1908

HALL - Miss Laura Hall [SRGP 54631], aged 60, died on the 7th instant at her home in Mansfield from dropsy, from which she had long suffered. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Lewis Hall, by her sisters, Mrs. John Hoffman, of Mansfield; and Mrs. Rachel Myers, of Towanda; and by her brother, Mr. Emmet Hall, of Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, August 20, 1902

HALL, Lewis [SRGP 54628] - Our correspondent at Mansfield informs us that Mr. Lewis Hall, an aged resident of that borough, was killed about 8 o'clock yesterday morning by the express train going south. He was walking down the track with his ears muffled up, and on account of a sharp curve the engineer was unable to see him until it was too late to stop. He was thrown on the pilot of the engine and carried several rods, when he fell off by the side of the track, so that the wheels did not touch him. - Wellsboro Agitator, January 20, 1885

HAMILTON - Frank E. Hamilton [SRGP 85562], of Powers Corners, died at his home July 12 [1939], after a long illness. He was born in Patten, Aristook county, Maine, April 16, 1861, and came to Tioga county in his early manhood, where he spent the remainder of his life. For many years he was engaged in lumbering. Thirty-two years ago he bought a farm at Powers Corners and moved his family there from Asaph, and resided there until his death. In December, 1894, he married Miss Jennie Gillespie, of Asaph, who survives him with two of the three children born to them. A son died in infancy. A daughter, Mrs. J.C. Holleran; a son, Loren J. Hamilton, both of Powers Corners, and the following grandchildren, J.C. Holleran Jr., of Mainesburg; Jack, Mary Jane and Roxanna Holleran, Betty and Frank E. Hamilton Jr., and the following nieces and nephews, Mrs. J.G. Webster, Mrs. Sara L. Gee, Mrs. R.F. Kelley, of Wellsboro; George and Joseph Hamilton of Elmira; Fred Hamilton of Galeton; James Hamilton, and several nieces and nephews in Maine. The funeral was held at his late home; burial in Mansfield. The pallbearers were eight nephews, George, Joseph, Fred and James Hamilton, Harold Clark, Henry Fowler, Ellsworth Kane and A.F. Gillespie. A niece and nephew, Jean and Lane Webster, of Wellsboro, sane two selections. - Wellsboro Agitator, July 26, 1939

1879 24-Sep D Hammond,Charles (SRGP 40382) d. Charles Hammond, Richmond twp. Sept 3rd, age 77. Born Herkimer Co., N.Y., came here 1855; 3 daughters. Buried Mansfield

HAMMOND, Hannah [SRGP 31192] - Mrs. Hannah Elizabeth Howe died at her home in Mansfield on Feb. 27 [1916], of diabetes after an illness of long duration. The funeral was held at her late home Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. Emma Bailey, of the Universalist church, officiating, assisted by Rev. Mr. Battey; interment in Prospect cemetery. Mrs. Howe was 65 years old, and is survived by five children: Bert, Charles and Frank of Erie; Mrs. Ross Cass of Sheffield and Dora of Mansfield. Mrs. Porter Sherwood of Lambscreek, is a sister. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 8, 1916

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HAMMOND - (SRGP 40402) Mrs Mary B. Sherwood diedat her home on Wellsboro street September 15, following a week of heart trouble. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church Sunday at 3 p.m., Reverend D. J. Griffiths, pastor, officiating; interment in the Sherwood lot at Prospect cemetery. The Philathea attended in a body. She was the daughter of Charles and Fannie Hammond and was born in Edmeston, N.Y., June 8,,1844 where she lived until 1855, when the family moved to the Newtown Road, near Mansfield. July 8,1864 she was united in marriage to Porter Sherwood, son of Hon. Daniel L. Sherwood. After her marriage she lived for several years in Richmond and Blossburg, later moving to Northumberland, Pa. She spent several years in Texas, living in San Antonio, Palestine and Mount Calm, and also spent some time at Guadalahara, Mexico. In 1905 Mr and Mrs Sherwood returned to Mansfield, later moving to Lambs Creek, where they lived until Mr. Sherwood died in February, 1919, when Mrs Sherwood moved to Mansfield. In the death of Mrs Sherwood, Mansfield lost one of its most esteemed citizens; one whom everyone loved. Possessing a charming personality, she drew people to her, making her a leader, and wherever she went she was always sought out as one to lead in the religious activities of the community. She never tired talking of her Sunbeam Class, a class of girls whom she taught while living in Mount Calm, Texas, and though a great many years have passed since that time, her former pupils have kept in touch with her. She was a member of the Baptist Church and a teacher of the Philathea class, of that church, for several years, and held offices in the organizations of the church. She was a member of the W. C. T. U. of Lambs Creek, and was president of the organization several years. A life of usefulness and service has closed, leaving behind it an influence that will live on. Mrs Sherwood is survived by two -res, Mrs Dora Roblyer of Gillett, and Mrs Fannie Cass of Sheffield and two nephews, Charles and Bert Howe, of Mansfield. A A son, Charles H. Sherwood died in Palestine, Texas.

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HANYEN. Blanche (SRGP 8661)  - Mrs J. Palmer wife of Lewis Palmer died Wednesday at the family home, 50 St.James Street, Mansfield Pa. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Miss Harriet Louise Palmer of Mansfield; two brothers , Fred C. Hanyen of Scranton, Pa. and Celie B. Hanyen of Wilkes Barre, Pa. The funeral will be held at the family home Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Harold Stearnes will officiate . Interment in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield (15 FEB 1928) Mansfield,Pa. Feb. 20 Funeral services were held from the home on James Street Saturday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Harold G. Stearns officiating. Interment was in Prospect cemetery Mrs Palmer was the daughter of C.B. and Jennie Hanyen and was born in Elmira 47 years ago. She graduated from the Mansfield State Normal School in the class of 1901 and taught school in Rutland for 2 years. 

She was a devoted member of the Methodist Church and for a good many years was superintendent of the primary department of the Sunday school, which work she kept up even though : in failing health. She is survived by her husband, Lewis M. Palmer, one daughter, Louise, and two brothers, C.B. Hanyen of Kingston, Pa. and Fred C.Hanyen of Scranton

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HARER, Jennie Hughes [SRGP 65448]
Mrs. Jennie Harer Hughes, 69, of Mansfield died February 7, 1955,in the Blossburg State Hospital. She was a member of the Mansfield Baptist Church and the Twilight Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Mansfield. She is survived by her husband, Wells; two sons, Charles S. of Millersburg, and Willard C. of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Cecil Robertson, Wellsboro and Mrs. Jack Marsh, Mansfield, and five grandchildren. Services were Wednesday at the funeral home 18 North Main Street, with her pastor, the Rev. David Griffiths, officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.

HARKNESS - Dr. Harry C. Harkness, [SRGP 73635] for many years a physician in Mansfield and vicinity, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.A. Hufford, in Philadelphia, on July 17 [1925], of heart disease. Although he had been in rather poor health for the past two years, he had kept up a rather strenuous practice in Mansfield, says the Advertiser. After the death of his wife about three weeks ago, he went to Philadelphia to visit his daughter, Irene, and get a little rest. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel C. Harkness, of Springfield, and was born January 5, 1871. He attended the schools of Springfield and afterward the Mansfield Normal School, from which he graduated in 1891. He taught for one year and then went to Chicago to study medicine, graduating in 1896. He located in Mainesburg, where he built up a lucrative practice, and bought the Dr. Maine drug store, one of the historic spots of the town. He moved to Mansfield in 1914 and had won a wide circle of friends among his patients and others. He married, on June 8, 1898, Esther Campbell, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. George Campbell, of Troy township. To them five children were born: Irene Elizabeth, Gladys Lucinda, who died in infancy, Clifton Campbell, Carlton Samuel and John Dickinson. Dr. Harkness was a member of the Methodist church, Odd Fellows and the Masonic Lodges. He was president of the Mansfield Board of Health and treasurer of the School Board. He was also a member of the Tioga County Medical Society, Tyoga Country Club, Mansfield Sportsman’s Club and Jersey Shore and Mainesburg Rod and Gun Club. The latter organization had a camp on Lick Run where Dr. Harkness went every season for hunting and fishing. He was a great lover of the sports. He knew and appreciated a good rifle or shotgun, was well versed in fishing lore, and since joining the country club had become quite interested in golf. But his great interest in life was the practice of medicine, and his patients knew that he gave each individual case deep study and thought. He was deliberate in his judgments whether in the sick room or in a board meeting or among his friends, but all knew that when the decision came it would be a wise one. He was a typical physician, and a thorough Christian gentleman. His going is a blow to the community and his friends will greatly miss him. The funeral was held from his late home Monday at 3 p.m., just three weeks after that of Mrs. Harkness. Rev. F.P. Simmons officiated and the Masons attended in a body and had charge of the burial. The pall bearers were: Dr. Doane of Mansfield; Dr. Col and Dr. Carey of Blossburg; Dr. Vosburg of Arnot; and Drs. Hakes and Smith of Tioga. The business places of Mansfield were closed during the funeral. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. Burial was in Prospect cemetery. Dr. Harkness is survived by his sister, Miss Anna Harkness; his daughter, Mrs. A.A. Hufford, and his sons, Clifton C., Carlton S. and John D. - Wellsboro Agitator July 29, 1925

HART - Harry Hart, [SRGP 36991] aged 54 years, of Mansfield, died Sept. 22 [1947]. He is survived by his widow; sons, Harry Jr., of Hummelstown, Pa.; Bonnie, of Mosherville; James of Tioga; Clifford and Richard, of Corning; daughter, Theressa, of Corning; father, James Edward Hart; brother, Carl Hart, both of Olean; six grandchildren. The funeral was held Friday at the Shaw Funeral Home, Mansfield, Rev. David Griffiths officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, 24 September 1947

HATFIELD – Niles (SRGP 54085)
    Mrs. Cora Marie Niles, aged 54 years, formerly of Tioga, died Aug. 16 at the home of her son, Dr. Robert A. Niles, of Rouletta, Pa. She is survived by her son; mother, Mrs. Harriet Hatfiled, of Tioga, daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Heck, of Lindley; sister, Mrs. E. Earl Smith, of St. Louis, Mo.; brothers, John N. Hatfield, of Philadelphia, and Waldo Hatfield, of St. Louis, Mo.; two grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday; burial in Prospect cemetery in Mansfield. (1950)

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William H. HATFIELD, 63, [SRGP 18585] Candidate For State Committeeman, Dies at Tioga—Was Former Head of County G.O.P. Committee.Wellsboro, May 19—William H. Hatfield, 63, former Tioga County Sheriff, died at his home at Tioga, Sunday evening, He had been in failing health for some time. Mr. Hatfield had been prominently identified with the political life of Tioga County for many years. He was a former chairman of the county Republican committee and was a candidate for the nomination for state committeeman in tomorrow’s primaries. He was president of the Tioga Washing Sand and Gravel Company. He is survived by his widow, Harriett J. Hatfield; two daughters, Mrs. Donald Myers of Schenectady and Mrs. A. L. Niles of Tioga; three sons, Raymond B. Hatfield, Tioga County treasurer of Wellsboro; John M. of Philadelphia and Waldo M. of Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Williams of Rutland and Mrs. Harry Cummings of Bentley Creek, also eight grandchildren. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the home, the Rev. Ora Crippen of the Baptist Church, assisted by the Rev. Dr. McCormick officiating. Interment will be in the Mansfield Cemetery. (This means Prospect Cemetery) (handwritten on article May 17, 1930)


William Henry Hatfield was born in Wells, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, July 13, 1866, the youngest son of William and Angeline Hatfield. In the year 1893 he was married to Harriet Jane Updyke of Rutland, Pa. He purchased a farm in Rutland shortly thereafter, and operated it successfully for many years. During this period he as tax collector and constable for ten years. He was High Sheriff of Tioga County from 1907 to 1910. At the expiration of his term of office he moved his family to N. Woodstock, New Hampshire, where he was an official in a large lumber concern. He and his family returned to Tioga County in 1911, where he purchased a farm south of Mansfield. In 1912 he was appointed Superintendent of State Roads,which position he held almost continuously until 1919, when he organized the Tioga Washed Sand and Gravel Co., located at Tioga. From the time he came to Tioga county 37 years ago, he has been prominently active in Township, County, and State politics. During the greater portion of this time he was considered a political leader in the county. He has been identified with practically all the worth while civic movements in his immediate locality and many affecting the county as a whole. Some of these activities were the fostering of rural free delivery routes, pioneering telephone service, establishing good roads, furthering of educational means and generally tremendously interested in his fellow-men. He was for many years connected as an official of the Citizens’ Mutual Telephone Company, and was its president for one year. He was for many years a trustee of the State Teachers College; was burgess of Tioga Borough for two years, and was chairman of the Tioga County Republican Committee for two years. He was a member of Pomona Grange, Friendship Lodge no. 247, F & AM of Mansfield; member of Lodge No. 641, I.O.O.F. and a member of the P.O.S. of A. of Tioga. He joined the M. E. Church at Roseville in 1895. He is survived by his widow, Harriet Jane Hatfield and the following children; Mrs. A. L. Niles of Tioga; John N. Hatfield, Philadelphia; County Treasurer Raymond R. Hatfield, of Wellsboro; Mrs. Donald E. Myers, Schenectady; Waldo W. Hatfield, of Mansfield; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Williams of Rutland and Mrs. Hiram Cummings of Gillett. Mr. Hatfield’s family tree reaches back to the Hatfield’s of Thorparch, Warfedale, Yorkshire, England. The estate is still in possession of the family. In 1660, Thomas Hatfield, a younger son, along with the Fairfaxs, Oglethops and Yorks families, well known in American history, sailed for the New World. On reaching American they scattered widely. The Hatfields settled in Connecticut, the Fairfaxs in Virginia, the Oglethorps in Georgia, and the Yorks in Pennsylvania. In the old land these families lived on adjoining estates and were supporters of Oliver Cornwell.

HAWLEY, Bernice (SRGP 87127) - Bernice H. Borneman, 82, of Doylestown, formerly of Mansfield, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1995, at Pine Run Health Center, Doylestown. Born January 25, 1913, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Charles and Clara Weatherbee Hawley. She was retired from the Moorestown, NJ school district and an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Moorestown. Surviving are a son, David, of Doylestown; two sisters, Louise Hubbard of Mansfield and Mary Christensen of Middleport, NY; and three grandsons, David Jr., Craig and Brian. A private viewing will be held at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. Graveside services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Alexander Hunter will officiate. -Wellsboro Gazette, October 18, 1995

HAWLEY, K. Louise (SRGP 86011) - K. Louise Hubbard, 84, of Sherwood St., Mansfield, died Saturday, March 2, 1996, at home. Born April 18, 1911, in Delmar Township, she was the daughter of Charles and Clara Wheatherbee Hawley. She was a graduate of the Mansfield State Teacher's College, and attended Covington United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Lawrence and a sister, Mary Christenson of Middleport,m NY. Private funeral services will be held at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. The Rev. Archie Cruikshank will officiate. Burial will be made in the Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. A public memorial service will be announced in the future. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 6, 1996

HAYDEN - Joseph L. Hayden III, 80,[SRGP 34889]  of Panton [Vermont], formerly of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, in Denver, Colo. Born Nov. 3, 1919, in New York City, he was the son of Joseph L. Jr. and Mildred Colegrove Hayden. He was a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1951 with a degree in horticulture and landscape architecture. He was employed as city arborist in the Philadelphia area for several years and served as president of the Penn-Dell Chapter of the American Shade Tree Conference. He also was an extension specialist for Penn State Extension Service. After retirement, he moved to Vermont and managed his Christmas tree plantation at Wind in the Willow Farm in Panton. Surviving are his wife, Doris; one son, Joseph Hayden IV of Radcliff, KY; three daughters, Cheryl Hayden of Shirley, Mass., Lucinda Luckenbill of Wellsboro and Anita Hayden of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward Hayden of Savannah, Ga.; and two nieces and a nephew. Services were held at the Vergennes Congregational Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Vermont Library for the Blind, Berlin, Vt. 05602. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 5, 2000

HAYES, Lydia (SRGP 86878) - Mrs. Lydia Hayes Precit, 53, died Friday December 11 [1936] at Blossburg Hospital after a long illness. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Hildreth Faber, Mansfield; two sons, Ernest Precit, Wellsboro and Theodore Precit, Mansfield; one grandson, Joseph Faber; three sisters, Martha Cook, Elmira, Mrs. Nellie Tillinghast, Bowman, NY, and Mrs. Minnie Whitney of Breesport, NY; three brothers, Edward Hayes of Mississippi, Monroe Hayes of Lyndonville, NY and Richard Hayes of Rochester, NY; and her husband, Edward Precit of Mansfield. Mrs. Precit for 23 years was a member of the Daughter of Pocahontas. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 17, 1936

Orleyett E. HAYWARD (SRGP 16939)  was born in West Danby, N.Y., April 26, 1854.
When a young man he came to Pennsylvania, and on March 12, 1882, he was married to Miss Anna Vickers, of Maple Ridge, Pa., who survives him. He was engaged in farming in Rutland and Richmond townships until 1908 when he moved to his late home on Sullivan Street. He died very suddenly on Wednesday morning, February 26th, of heart failure, following a short illness. He was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a good neighbor and a staunch friend and he will be greatly missed in his home, church and community. He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, Mrs. Anna Hayward; a daughter Mrs. Lillian M. Lent; four grandchildren, Leslie, Frances, Merrill and Marian Lent; a brother Sidney Hayward, and a sister Mrs. Louesa Foster of Imlay City, Michigan; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held from the home on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Douglas Baylis officiating.

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