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Watson Cemetery, Rutland Township, Tioga County PA

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Watson Cemetery Listing

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.

DAVIDSON, Ralph M. (SRGP 08488)
 Age 73, of Millerton, RD # 1, Thursday, October 12, 1967.  Body at the Barrett Funeral Home.  Calling hours, Friday and Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  Funeral arrangements incomplete.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Mildred Davidson; sons, Earl, John of Pine City; four grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Ada Ives of Millport, Mrs. Blanche Ewald of Elmira.  He was a retired employee of Remington Rand, a member of the Tioga Lodge of Masons.

DAVIDSON, Ralph M. (SRGP 08488)
 Age 73, of Millerton, R. D. # 1, Thursday, October 12, 1967.  Body at the Barrett Funeral Home.  Calling hours, Friday and Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  Funeral Sunday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Robert E. Elbertson.  Burial in Watson Cemetery, Roseville, Pa.

GEORGE DAVIES:  George Davies, age 79 of Mansfield RD2, died on Friday, August 25, 1978 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, N.Y. He was born December 9, 1898 in Lynchburg, Virginia the son of Samuel and Nannie Davis Davies. He was a member of the National Red Boned Coon Hound Association at Corydon, Indiana and a member of the Bucks County Coon Hunters Association in Sellersville, Pa.  He was a retired farmer. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Chope of South Hampton, Pa., and four grandchildren. Rev. Harry Krause officiated at funeral services at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield on Monday. Burial was in the Watson Cemetery in Roseville.

John C. DAVIS  (SRGP13735)  of Mosherville, Pa., died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 1938, at 12:15 a.m. in Elmira. Mr. Davis had a store in Mosherville. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Sherman Davis; a son, Harrison A. of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Anna Bosworth of Mansfield, Pa.,; a granddaughter, Jean M. Davis of Elmira; a nephew, Ross W. Soper of Mansfield. The body is in the Soper & Mosher funeral home until Thursday noon, when it will be removed to the Mosherville Church. Funeral Thursday, 2 p.m. Revs. Orey Crippen and George Burroughs. Watson Cemetery in Roseville.

 Lucius Milton Davis aged 76 years, died at the home of his son, John C. Davis, 210 Horner street, at 7:50 o’clock Saturday morning.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Elwyn Soper, of Rutland, Pa., and Mrs. I. C. Bosworth, of Blossburg, Pa., and two sons, A. L. Davis, of Big Flats, and J. C. Davis, of Elmira.  A prayer service was held at the home at 7:30 Monday evening, the Rev. W. H. York officiating.  The remains were taken on Tuesday to Roseville, Pa., for burial, the funeral being held from the Roseville Baptist church at 1 o’clock, the Rev. S. Barrett officiating.—Elmira Advertiser

                Helen M. Gaylord, 89, formerly of Mansfield, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro.  Born May 8, 1911, in Minden, W.Va., she was the daughter of John and Anna Myers Dempsey.   She was a retiree of Mansfield State College and attended the First Baptist Church of Mansfield.  Preceding her in death was her husband, Lewis, in 1966. Surviving are one daughter, Shelva Smith of Mansfield; one grandson and wife,  Lane and Liz Smith of Covington; and one great-granddaughter, Lauren.    Funeral services will be held at a later date.   Burial will be made at Watson Cemetery, Roseville. Arrangements are being handled by the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home,  Mansfield.

DEWEY - Mrs. Sarah Hill, aged 51 years, of Lawrenceville, RD1, died in the Blossburg hospital Dec. 22 [1942]. Survivors include her husband, Floyd Hill; sons, William Hill of Lawrenceville, Floyd Hill Jr., of Roseville; daughter, Mrs. Monroe Chamberlain of Roseville; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Meeker of Dresden, NY; a brother, George Dewey of Cortland. The funeral was held Thursday, Rev. Orey Crippen officiating; burial in the Watson cemetery at Roseville. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 30, 1942

MANSFIELD, MRS. HETTIE DeWITT (SRGP 02926) Mehitable Ann DeWitt is full name
 Mrs. Hattie A. Mansfield, widow of the late Rev. Amos Mansfield, was born in Milford, Pa., on October 16, 1833, and died at her home in Roseville on January 8, 1909.  She was a daughter of “Uncle John” Dewitt, a Methodist exhorter.  Her early life was spent in serving others, her father keeping a public house for many years.  Besides entertaining travelers, he furnished house room and board for ministers free of charge, helped to build churches and to advance Christ’s kingdom.  In all this she labored with him, finally taking care of an invalid mother for many years.  Later she was married to the Rev. Amos Mansfield, and was a faithful companion to him until his death in 1889.  Afterward she lived alone, kindly cared for by neighbors and friends.  She was a faithful member of the Roseville M. E. church for many years.  She was a sister of the Rev. Manning F. Dewitt.  She was the last of her family, and gladly went to join her loved ones there.  She will be missed by her many friends, among whom she lived so many years.  The funeral was held from the Roseville M. E. church, the Rev. Seymour Barrett, pastor of the Baptist church, assisted by the Rev. B. H. Eddy, of Charleston, and the Rev. R. E. Vellines, of Covington, officiating.  Burial in Roseville cemetery.

FRED DICAMPLI age 86 of Mansfield, PA; Thursday, May 20, 1993.  He attended the Roseville Baptist Church.  He was a musician having played with the Big Bands.  Survived by wife, Lucile E. White DiCampli; daughters, Nicoletta Bellapigna of Drexel Hill, PA, Gloria Torchia of Levittown, PA, Marie Zampitella of Trenton, NJ, Frances Smith of Haddonfield, NJ, Edith Kereszi of Claymont, DE; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 1 niece; 1 nephew.  Predeceased by son, Salvatore “Chris” DiCampli October 11, 1992.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Saturday, 1 to 2 PM.  Funeral service there at 2 PM with Rev. Ivan Mathewson and Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating.  Burial in Watson Cemetery, Roseville, PA.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Soldiers & Sailor’s Memorial Hospital Building Fund For the Chapel, Wellsboro, PA.  –McKay Scrapbook

FRANCISCUM J. DIPPOLD:  Franciscum (Frank) J. Dippold, 88, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 3 died Thursday, June 2, 1994, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born March 22, 1906, in New York City, N.Y., he was the son of Joseph and Maria Fernbach Dippold. He was employed by the New York City Transit Authority for 25 years retiring in 1968. Preceding him in death were his wife, Marie, on April 6, 1992, and one daughter, Florence, in 1958. Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Nancy Dippold of Columbia Cross Roads; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Madeline Williams of New York City, N.Y. Graveside services were held Sunday, June 5, at Watson Cemetery in Roseville with the Rev. Peter Smaela officiating. Arrangements were handled by the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield.

    George E. Dix died at the home of his son, Charles E. Dix, in Wells, March 29, aged sixty-seven years.  He was formerly of Rutland, but for the last two years has lived in Elmira.  The decedent is survived by his widow, now living in Roseville, Pa., also a son, Jesse F. Dix, of Salamanca, NY., and a daughter, Minnie E. Dix, of Elmira, besides a large circle of personal friends.  The burial was in the cemetery at Roseville.  The Rev. Seymour Barrett officiated.


DOUGHTY Roswell H. Doughty [SRGP 23137]

82, of Mansfield, died Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Bradford County Manor.   He was born Oct. 30, 1928, in Elmira, N.Y., the son of Thomas and Katherine Webster Doughty.  Roswell was a retired farmer and salesman at the Tioga County Candy Company and Garrison's Men's Store. He enjoyed visiting with his coffee club friends at Eddie's Restaurant, and was an avid gardener.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former, Donna Benson; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Thomas and Karen Doughty of Avon Park, Fla., Mickey and Lou Ann Doughty of Blandon, Bruce Doughty of Williamsport; two daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Kerry Vannote of Towanda, Sheila and David Langan of Brodheadsville; a sister, Lucille Matteson of Mansfield; a sister-in-law, Venita (Pete) Parker of Liberty; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Roswell's memory may be made to the Mansfield Fireman's Ambulance Association, 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933.  A service of Gary Wilston Funeral Home 130 S. Main St. Mansfield.  Wellsboro Gazette – May 24, 2011


Harry W. DRUMM, 64, of Roseville, Wednesday, April 6, 1960. He was a retired toolmaker for Remington Rand. Survived by wife Mrs. Lillian Drumm; daughter Mrs. Ernest Rohrer, son, Robert L. Drumm, both of Roseville; sister, Mrs. Gordis McDonnell of Norwalk, Ohio; four grandchildren. Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m, the Rev. Orey Crippen, Roseville Cemetery. [Not on burial records]

ANDREW JASON DUNKLEBERBER son of Jason T. & Melissa A. Bolt Dunkleberger of Newmanstown, PA, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2002 at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA.  In addition to his parents he is survived by; maternal grandparents; Steve and Cheryl Bolt, Covington, PA; maternal great-grandparents: Rita Bolt of Mansfield, PA; Hershel & Mary Woolman, Shelbyville, IN; maternal great-great-grandmother, Beulah Vance, Wellsboro, PA; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Linda Dunkleberger, Mansfield, PA; paternal great-grandparents, Ermin & Shirley Dunkleberger, Mansfield, PA.  A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 11 a.m. from the Myerstown Baptist Church, 59 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown.  Interment will be held Saturday, August 3, 2002 at 1 p.m. at the Roseville Cemetery, Roseville, PA.  Grose Funeral Home, Myerstown, PA is in charge of arrangements. –McKay Scrapbook

L. G. DURFEE, 83 of Sylvania, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 10, 1959.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Leonard Hoffman and Mrs. Laurence Smith, both of Sylvania; brother, Leon Durfee of Roseville, Pa.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.  Body a Vickery funeral home, Troy.  Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Orey Crippen officiating.  Burial in Roseville Cemetery.

DYKE - Mrs. Olive Wolfe, 59,  (SRGP 80496)   of Mansfield RD 2, Monday, June 15, 1959. She was a member of Roseville Baptist Church. Survived by her husband Lloyd Wolfe; sister, Mrs. Doris Sharp of Wellsboro; brothers, Owen B. Dyke of Penn Yan, Earl Marble of Mansfield, RD 1. Body at family home. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Roseville Baptist church, the Rev. Orey E. Crippen. Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

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George W. Eighmey, aged 80 years, died Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the home of his son, Jerome Eighmey at Daggett, Pa. For many years before retiring he conducted a grist mill on the Daggett-Jobs Corners Highway. He is survived by the following children; Mrs. John D. Lain, Elmira; John H. Eighmey, Mosherville, Pa.; Jerome L. Eighmey, Daggett; Rev. Lawrence J. Eighmey, Youngsville, Pa.; Mrs. Pearl Noble, Elmira; Mrs. Dean Webster, Hepburnville, Pa.; eighteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lucy Schrader, Elmira; one brother, Jerome Eighmey, Jasper. The funeral will be held at the residence Saturday at 12:30 p.m. the Rev. Ora. Crippen officiating. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery, Tioga, Pa. (handwritten on article Aug. 30, 1933) 

Photo - Family of Clara Benson and George Eighmey 


JOSEPH C. EIGHMEY, age 100 of Horseheads passed away after living a long and full life on Sun. Mar. 17, 2019. Joe was the youngest of five children of the late, Jerome L. & Maude I. Littley Eighmey of Daggett, PA. A 1936 graduate of Millerton High School, Joe served in the US Air Force during WWII as a cryptographer with the 896th signal co., 9th US Air Force. Joe was a partner in an auto service & repair business for 10 years, then was a draftsman at Bendix, Ward LaFrance, Remington Rand, Ingersoll Rand and American LaFrance. In 1982 he accepted a senior design position with Itek Graphics Production, Rochester, NY. Joe is survived by 2 daughters, Janine Eighmey and Rita Henning; stepson, William (Jean) Holbert, grandsons, Guy and Greg Holbert, William and James Henning, Brandon Zarbock; granddaughters, Shelley (Terry) Aday, Sheila (Paul) Gendron, and Leah (Mike) Champion; 3 great grandchildren, Corbin, Cora Zarbock and Chase Champion; several dearly loved nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased; by a daughter, Kay Holbert; a brother, Lacelle; sisters, Carol Taber and Ada Wilson; an infant sister; mother of his children, Virgeline Westlake Eighmey; and dear friend, Vennetta "Johnny" Baker. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Sat. Mar. 23, 2019 11 a.m.-12 (noon) Funeral services will follow at 12 :115 p.m. with full military honors accorded Mr. Eighmey. Burial will follow in the Roseville (Watson) Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Big Elm Fire Dept. PO Box 249, Millerton, PA or Chemung Co. Military Honor Squad, 1200 Davis St. Elmira, NY in Joe's memory. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/21/2019

EARLEY Robert R.

Age 80, of Lawrenceville, PA died on Sunday, January 6, 2008. He was predeceased by his father, Charles H. Earley. Robert is survived by his loving wife, Leora, they celebrated 60 years of marriage in May of 2007. He is also survived by his mother, Louise Deming; and his three children, Wayne (Jackie) Earley, Jackie (Ronald) Comfort, Gail (Richard) Hatcher; sisters, Marjorie Mayer and Diana Brown; grandchildren, Jennifer (Vern) Heek, Chad Earley, Scott Comfort, Rachel Comfort, Raymond (Lisa) Strope, Andrew Strope (fiancée Kaitlin); and nine great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many dear friends and family. Robert was a member of the Jackson Summit Baptist Church. He proudly served in the United States Navy. He retired from Sears and Roebuck after 35 years of dedicated service. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Wednesday, January 9th, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will follow on Thursday, January 10th, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. The Reverend Douglas Hodge will officiate. Interment will be in the Watson Cemetery, Roseville, PA, at the family's convenience. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in Robert R. Earley's name to the "HOPE CENTER," c/o The American Cancer Society, Eastern Division Lakes Region, 1400 Winton Rd., N., Rochester, NY 14609-5896.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/8/2008.

EIGHMEY – JOHN H. EIGHMEY, 84, of Mosherville, PA, died Thursday, March 8, 1962. He was a member of the Daggett Methodist Church. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Richard Smith of Allendale, FL; sons, Jerome and Bernal, both of Millerton RD 2, Verle of Troy, Laverne of Columbia Cross Roads; sisters, Mrs. Pearl Noble and Mrs. Helen Webster, both of Williamsport; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Body at Keister funeral Home. Calling hours: today 7-9 pm and Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral there Sunday at 2 pm, the Rev. Orey Crippen. Roseville Cemetery.

ELLIOTT - PATTERSON Beatrice I. (Elliott)
Age 86, of Roseville, PA, died Thursday, January 17, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Beatrice was the wife of the late Ernest M. Patterson who died in 1979. She was born on January 20, 1921 a daughter of Darwin Amos and Lena (Gee) Elliott. Beatrice had been employed by the A&P in Elmira, NY for 16 years. She was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church and the Ladies Aid Society. Beatrice loved her family and was an avid quilter and seamstress. Beatrice is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward E. (Karen) Patterson of Port St. Lucie, FL, Larry R. (Bonnie J.) Patterson of Addison, NY; two daughters and a son-in-law, June E. Wilbur of Manchester Center, VT, Lois J. (Jessie J.) Oliver of Williamsport, PA; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, expecting her first great-great-grandchild any day; a brother and sister-in-law, Lewis D. (Virginia) Elliott of Elmira Heights, NY; two sisters, Doris DePew of Elmira Heights, NY and Jean Calderone of Trenton, NJ. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and three brothers. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, January 20, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 21, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with her Pastor, the Rev. Kevin Brophy, officiating. Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Roseville United Methodist Church or to the Mansfield Hose Company.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/19/2008.

ENDERLE Frank C. [SRGP 18682]
Age 98, of 230 River Street, Elkland, PA, died Monday, Decemebr 28, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born March 5, 1911 in Tioga, PA, the son of Frank and Myrtle Mosher Enderle Sr., Frank worked for the Elkland Leather Co. and Remmington-Rand, Elmira, NY. He was an active member of the River Valley Country Club and the Elkland United Methodist Church. Frank pitched for Elkland's town baseball team in the 30's and 40's and painted houses with his son, Tom for many years. He was an avid political letter writer, trout fisherman and loved playing checkers and horseshoes. Survived by his sons, Gary (Joyce) Enderle, Cuba, NY, Thomas (Doris) Enderle, Osceola, PA, Robert (Karen) Enderle, East Amherst, NY; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Lillian Taylor, Cuba, NY; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Brown Enderle; brothers, Cliff, Don, Les, Jack and Carl Enderle; and sisters, Ella Spencer and Daisy Enderle. A memorial service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Elkland United Methodist Church. Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Inc., 214 West Main Street, Elkland, PA 16920.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 29, 2009 [Assumed to be in Watson because wife is buried here.]

     Age 75, of RD 3, Wellsboro, PA., Friday, Feb. 21, 1975.  Friends are invited to call at the Tussey Funeral Home, Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Sunday at 2 p.m., Rev. S. Wade Stewart, burial Roseville Cemetery.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Ellen Dewey of Moravia, N.Y., Mrs. Gertrude Isaacson of Mainesburg, Pa., Mrs. Florence Smith of Wellsboro, Pa., Mrs. Frances Abplanalp of RD 3, Wellsboro; brother, Tracy Everett of Brooksville, Fla.; sister, Mrs. Myrtie Quail of Gillett, Pa.; two step-sons, Stephen and Linton Crum both of Pittsburg, Pa.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Alice Salzman and Mrs. Mildred Crum of Pittsburg, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

GALE ‘FREDDY’ FIELDS, age 78, of Bernville, PA and formerly of Lawrence Corners, PA, died Friday, April 14, 2014 at Penny's home. Gale was born on August 11, 1938 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Colie B. and Ethel M. (Smith) Fields. He lived at the Laurel Center in Hamburg, PA for many years. Gale was a farm hand for many farms in the area. Gale is survived by a niece, Joyce (Dale) Howey of Wellsboro, PA; his second family, Penny and David Cushing and their family of Bernville, PA, niece, Lacey; nephew, D.J. and many friends. Gale was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Jerald (Marie) Cummings, Daryl Fields; nieces, Linda Lee Cummings; Anna Marie Howey, Lorena Kay and Eileen May Cummings, and his second parents, Arnold and Lorraine Cushing. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from Noon to 2:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/16/2017

Mrs. Frances Gott, 89, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 1937, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Alice Mudge, Mansfield R.D. 3.  She is survived by two sons, Bert Trout, Elmira and William Gott, Millerton; and three daughters, Mrs. Gott, Mrs. Stephen Trout, 410 Euclid Avenue, Elmira, and Mrs. Fannie Alexander, Roseville; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Prayer service will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Mudge home by the Rev. Orey Crippen.  Funeral services at 2 p.m. in the Roseville Baptist Church.  Burial in Roseville Cemetery.

 Alice V. Wood, 57, of RD#2, Mansfield, died Monday, Dec. 14, at Troy Community Hospital. Born Sept. 19, 1930 at Gainsburg, Va., she was the daughter of Albert and Janie Spring Fletcher. Surviving are her husband, Emmett Wood; 10 children; a brother, Robert Fletcher of Frederick, Md.; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Funeral services were today, (Wednesday, Dec. 16), at 11 am at Wilston Funeral Home, 18 North Main St., Mansfield.  The Rev. Robert Stump, her pastor, officiated. Burial was made in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

 Bernice R. Cleveland, age 72, of Sherwood Manor, Mansfield, died Tuesday, April 5, 1977, at Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira.  She was the widow of Ralph Cleveland. Funeral services were held at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield with Rev. Kermit Clickner officiating.  Burial at Watson Cemetery, Roseville. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jerald (Marie) Cummings of Horseheads, NY; one son, Ralph of Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs. Emil (Ruth) Thomas of Tucson, Arizona, Mrs. Ethel Verbanic of Elmira Heights; one brother, Richard Frank of Mansfield; three half-brothers, Raymond and Robert Sumner both of Mansfield, Omer Sumner of Millerton; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Horseheads, NY.  She was born March 1, 1905 in Iowa the daughter of John and Matilda Dockweiler Frank.

FRANCIS C. FREEMAN, 80, of Mansfield RD 2, PA, died Thursday, February 18, 1993 at the Bradford County Manor.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Roseville, PA and a dairy farmer for most of his life.  He is survived by sisters, Mildred Collins of Elmira Heights, NY, Ruth Hurdiss of Amherst, NY, Dorothy Duncan of Mulberry, FL; a brother, Leslie Freeman of Oregon; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Linda and Duane Updyke of Mt. Dora, FL, Ronald Updyke and Sharon Voorhees, both of Mansfield.  Funeral services were held at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield on February 22 with the Rev. James Bellamy officiating and burial to be in Watson Cemetery.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

FRIENDS - Mrs. Muriel Friends Brace
Mrs. Muriel Friends Brace, 26, of Mansfield, R.D. 1, died Sunday, October 10, 1948, at an Elmira Hospital.  Survived by husband, Gordon Brace, daughter, Phyllis, at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Friends, Elmira; sister, Mrs. Rena Herrington, Elmira; brother, Leslie Friends, Odells, N.Y.; grandmother, Mrs. Jessie Montgomery, Pine City, N.Y., nieces and nephews.  Body is at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, where relatives and friends may call.  Services from the funeral home Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Orey Crippen officiating.  Burial in Roseville Cemetery.

FRIENDS BRACE, MURIEL WINIFRED - Muriel Winifred Friends Brace- Muriel Winifred Friends Brace, 26, of Mansfield, RD1, Sunday, October 10, 1948, in Elmira. Survived by husband, Gordon; daughter, Phyllis, at home; parents, Mr. And Mrs. Fred Friends, of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Rena Herrington, Elmira Heights,; brother Leslie Friends of Odessa; grandmother, Mrs. Jessie Montgomery of Pine City; several neices and nephews. The body was removed to the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home where relatives and friends may call. Services from the funeral home Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Orrie Crippen, Burial in Roseville Cemetery.

James Monroe FROST, (SRGP 08509) 63, died early Tuesday morning, Nov. 17, 1936, at the family home at Job Corners, after an extended illness. He was a manufacturing chemist and for 18 years was a member of the Frost-Stephens Company in Elmira. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Weltha Hayward Frost, a sister, Mrs. George Lucky of Mosherville, Pa. Mr. Frost was a member of the Mansfield, Pa., Lodge F & AM. Funeral in the family home Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Roy Smith of Dagget, Pa. Watson Cemetery at Roseville, Pa. Committal service by Mansfield Lodge, F&AM.

   J. M. Frost died at his home in Jobs Corners at 7:20 a.m. November 17th, after an illness arterial schlerosis, which caused several cerebral hemorrhages, the last and fatal one confining him to his bed ten days. With the assistance of all medical aid available, and untiring care, Mr. Frost made a heroic effort to regain his health. He was born in Rutland, June 4th, 1873, the son of Selah and Matilda Frost. There he passed the early part of his life. In 1893 he was graduated from Allen’s Business College at Mansfield and later was employed by H. L. Blood as clerk in his general store at Roseville. September 11, 1895, he was married to Weltha L. Hayward of Rutland. After being engaged in farming for a few years he took up the mercantile business at Jobs Corners and later associated himself with the firm of Frost and Cook at Rutland. In 1908 their store was destroyed by fire and Mr. Frost again took up farming in Jackson, which he continued until 1916. After taking a course in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at Erie, Pa., he organized the firm known as the Frost, Stevens Drug and Chemical Company at Elmira, where for the pat eighteen years he had been a manufacturing chemist. Besides his wife he is survived by one sister, Mrs. George Lucky, of Mosherville, a grandson, Shirley Davis of Elmira Heights; and the following nieces, Mrs. Mae Courtwright of Rochester; Mrs. Elsie Shepherd, Mrs. Grace Brewer, Mosherville; Mrs. Mabel Fellows of Waterloo, N.Y.; Mrs. Blanche Varney of Coryland, Pa.; Mrs. Frances Merrick of Mansfield; Mrs. Bertha Jenkins of Jackson, and Mrs. Martha Crippen of Tioga, together with a wide circle of friends who gathered at the home to pay their last respects to one whose hospitality has been shared by many who will miss the cheery greeting and hearty welcome of "Roie" as he was more commonly called by his relatives and neighbors. Relative and friends from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Dine Hayward, Buffalo; Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Holmes, Oswego, F. M. Smith , Sodus Point, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fenn, Mrs. Myrtle Fenn and daughter, Mrs. Velma Ford, Ontario, Canada. Mr. Frost was a member of the Disciple Church at Elmira, and the F. and A.M. at Mansfield. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. Roy Smith of Daggetts, assisted by Rev. Laird of the Disciple Church of Elmira and Miss Velma Barkeer of Elmira Heights. Interment was made in Watson Cemetery at Roseville.(handwritten on article
   Nov. 17, 1936.)

   Farewell husband, brother, friend,
   You have left us for awhile,
   But sweet memories still linger
   That grim death cannot beguile.

   We had hoped you might be spared us,
   As we shrink from sorrow’s test,
   But our sad hearts will surrender
   For we know God’s will is best.

John Frost, 65, of Roseville, Pa., died in Blossburg at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. He is survived by his widow, Myrtle; two children, Mrs. Frank Jenkins of Roseville and Mrs. Ora Crippen of Tioga; three brothers Samuel of Mansfield, George of Mosherville and Roy of Jobs Corners; a sister Mrs. George Luckey of Mosherville; four grandchildren.The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Baptist Church at Mosherville. The Rev. Charles Garrett officiated. Burial was in the Watson Cemetery, Roseville, Pa.(handwritten on article Dec. 31st, 1927)

 John Ulysses Frost, a life-long resident of Rutland, and a man very highly respected, died at the Blossburg Hospital December 22, of cancer of the stomach.  The funeral was held in the Roseville Baptist Church, Rev. Charles Garrett officiating; interment in the Watson cemetery in Roseville. John Ulysses Frost was born in Rutland township on February 11, 1862.  His parents were Selah and Matilda Wilson Frost, old residents of Rutland.  Mr. Frost was twice married.  His first wife was Miss Frankie Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Smith of Rutland, by whom one daughter was born, Bertha, now Mrs. Frank jenkins.  Some time after the death of his first wife, Mr. Frost married Miss Myrtle Broughton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Broughton, of Bradford county, by whom he had one daughter, Martha, now the wife of Rev. Orey Crippen, pastor of the Tioga Baptist Church.  He is survived by the widow and two daughters; three brothers, George of Rutland; Samuel of Mansfield; and J. M. of Jobs Corners; one sister, mrs. George Lucky, of Mosherville; several grandchildren.  Mr. Frost was of a free-hearted and optomistic nature, always looking on the bright side of life.  As a husband and father, he was kind and affectionate; as a neighbor, accommodating, and as a man, honest, industrious and ambitious.

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Age 84, of Green Home, Wellsboro, Pa., formerly of Roseville, Pa. Tuesday, May 6, 1986. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Friday at 1 pm at the First Baptist Church, Corner Sherwood and Main St., Mansfield, Pa. Rev. James L. Snyder of the Middlebury Baptist Church, Middlebury, Pa. and Rev. Herbert T. Punchard of Troy, Pa., officiating. Burial Watson Cemetery, Roseville, Pa. The family will furnish flowers. Those wishing may send donations to charity of their choice.

FROST - MARTHA B. FROST CRIPPEN (SRGP 03740), age 84, of Green Home, Wellsboro, PA formerly of Roseville, PA, died Tuesday, May 6, 1986. Friends may call at the Scuremen Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Friday at 1 pm at the First Baptist Church, Corner Sherwood and Main St Mansfield, PA. Rev. James L. Snyder of the Middlebury Baptist Church, Middlebury, PA and Rev. Herbert T. Punchard of Troy, PA officiating. Burial, Watson Cemetery, Roseville, PA. The family will furnish flowers. Those wishing may send donations to charity of their choice. Survived by daughter, Phyllis Faulkner of Tioga, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Ada and Richard DeGeus of Middletown, NY; 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was a member of Middlebury Baptist Church, Middlebury, PA and she was the widow of Rev. Orey Crippen who diedNovember 7, 1979. She was born in Rutland Township, Tioga County PA on May 23, 1901 daughter of John Ulysses and Myrtle Boughton Frost.


 Samuel Frost, aged 72, died at his home on St. James Street, Sunday at 8:05 a.m., following an illness of seven years.  Funeral services were held Tuesday at the home, the Rev. Douglas W. Baylis, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating; interment in the family plot in Watson’s Cemetery, at Roseville.  The pall bearers were Clark Sherwood, Emmet Bates, James Searles, Wilson Niles, M. V. Grigsby, John Klesa.  Mr. Frost was born January 19, 1860, in Rutland, the son of Selah and Matilda Frost.  September 8, 1883, he was married to Ida Vandermark, at Troy, and for thirty years resided in Rutland, where Mrs. Frost diedseveral years ago.  About sixteen years ago he moved to Mansfield, where he has since made his home.  He was a man of sterling character, a good citizen and was held in high respect in the comunity.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Blanche Varney, of Snedekerville; Mrs. Mabel Fellows, of Geneva, and Mrs. Frances Merrick, of Mansfield with whom he lived; two brothers, George Frost and J. M. Frost of Jobs Corners, and one sister, Mrs. George Lucky, of Mosherville.

FURMAN, Orrin J. (SRGP 23011)
 Orrin J. Furman, age 76, of Roseville, Pa., died Thursday, August 15, 1968.  Funeral service was at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.  Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Olive Furman; son, Gilbert Furman of Millerton, Pa., RD; four grandchildren.  He was a member of the Roseville Methodist Church and Troy Mason Lodge F&AM.

FURMAN R. Gilbert Age 88, of Roseville, PA, died July 17, 2006 at Snyder Memorial Healthcare, Marienville, PA. He was born March 19, 1918 in Bemus Point, NY, the son of Orrin and Olive Russ Furman. Gilbert was a retired farmer and a member of the Daggett United Methodist Church. He is survived by two sons, Bruce of Roseville, PA, Edward of Ocala, FL; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judith and David Ryland of Grove City, PA, Janet and Larry Wenck of Big Flats, NY; three grandsons, Darren and Russ Ryland, and Gregory Wenck. Gilbert was predeceased by his wife, Kathryn in 2003. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Saturday at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Kevin Brophy officiating. Burial in Roseville Cemetery.

MAX L. GARRISON: (SRGP 42613) Max L. Garrison, 69, of Millerton, Pa. died Thursday, June 19, 1958. He was a Jackson Township farmer; member of the Jobs Corners Baptist Church and Jobs Corners Grange. Survived by wife, Mrs. Elsie M. Garrison, daughters, Mrs. William Sands, Bergen N.Y., Mrs. Richard Baker, of Gillett, Pa. Miss Mary Lou Garrison at home, sister, Mrs. Genevieve Benson of Mansfield; four grandchildren. Funeral was held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Shaw & Robena Funeral home. The Rev. Laverne Voorhees and the Rev. Orey Crippen officiating. Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.  


GARRISON –NORMA M. (GARRISON) BAKER, 97, of Coryland, PA passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at the Twin Oaks Personal Care Home in Granville. She was the loving wife of the late Richard R. Baker who passed away July 18, 1999. The couple married May 28, 1936 and had 63 happy years together. Norma was born on October 10, 1918 in Roseville, PA, daughter of the late Elsie M. (Sweely) and Max Le Grand Garrison. She was a graduate of Millerton Normal School and was a member of the Coryland Church since 1955. Norma was part of the local 4H leadership, was a member of the Homemaker’s Club, and was a Elections Majority Inspector at the polls when the community voted. Norma was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Norma is survived by her son, Robert (Barbara) Baker of Gillett; daughter, Betty A. Fields of Lake Placid, FL, sister Mary Lou Garrison, grandchildren, Jill, Gary, Vicki, Debra, Diane, David, great-grandchildren, Nikki, Becky, Danielle, Jonathon, Shawna, Laura, Stacey, Zachary, Megan, Kaylee, and Piper, ten great-great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Richard, her sister Nelle Sands, and son-in-law John Fields. Family and friends are welcome to call from 12:00-1:00 pm on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Coryland Church 3028 Hickory Road Columbia Cross Roads, PA. The funeral service to honor Norma will be held at the conclusion of the visitation at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 5th at the church with Rev. Jay Zaremba officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of Norma’s family in Roseville Cemetery. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 1093 West Main Street Troy, PA has been trusted with the arrangements. The family wishes to recognize the staff and management of Twin Oaks Person Care. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Guthrie Hospice 421 Tomahawk Rd, Towanda, PA or Coryland Church, 3028 Hickory Road, Columbia Cross Roads, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/4/2016


VELMA C. GARRISON, 80, [SRGP 42430]  of Troy died Saturday Nov. 25, 1989. Born Jan. 28, 1909 in Tioga County, she was the daughter of Burke and Helen Benson Garrison. She worked at Remington Rand for many years and she owned the Depot Inn at one time. She was predeceased by her husband, Lee Van on Aug. 9, 1984. Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Marge Garrison of Buhl, Idaho; two nieces, three nephews and many cousins. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Dec. 2, 1989 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville, Pa. –Towanda Daily Review


GATES Louise Gates Benson [SRGP 43329]

104, a longtime resident of Mansfield, died on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Lenoir City, Tenn.   She was born on Sept. 22, 1909, in Canton, to Anne and Harry Gates.  She attended Canton schools and graduated from Wilson College in 1931. At Wilson she excelled in French, as well as music and theatre and she continued with all those activities throughout her life. She taught French at the high school level prior to marrying Donald H. Benson of Mansfield. She was a member of P.E.O. Chapter D and the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield.  She is survived by her three daughters and their husbands, Jane and Warner Houth of Ft. Myers, Fla., Sally and Neil Daly of Georgetown, Texas, Barbara and Ed Elder of Loudon, Tenn. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren and their spouses, Carolyn Kapchensky, Mark Strader, Nancy Odnoha, Susan Felder, Barbara Saunders, Donald Elder, Gregg Elder; along with 14 great-grandchildren.  Services will be private. Burial will be in the Roseville, Cemetery.  Star Gazette – October 7, 2013


ELMER GAYLORD:  (SRGP 79189) Elmer Gaylord, 88, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, October 14, 1958.  He was a member of the Baptist Church of Coudersport. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Bryl Rice of Lake Michigan, Pa., Mrs. Denzel Rose of Mansfield; sons. Fred Gaylord of Cohocton, N. Y. Lewis of Mansfield; Lawrence of Henrietta, N.Y.; sisters, Mrs. Arch Lyman of Port Alleghany, Mrs. Bessle Ruscher of Longhorne. Pa.: eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren. Body at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p. m. Wednesday. Services there Friday at 2  p.m., the Rev. David Griffiths officiating. Burial in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

LEWIS E. GAYLORD: (SRGP 80484)  Lewis E. Gaylord, age 56, of Mansfield, Pa., died Thursday. Dec 29, 1966. Funeral services were at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home. Saturday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Walter Caldwell officiated. Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville. Survived by wife, Mrs. Helen Gaylord; daughter, Mrs. Shelva Smith of Mansfield; grandson, Lane Smith of Mansfield; brother, Fred B. of Cohocton, N.Y. and Lawrence of Locke, N.Y.; sisters. Mrs. Denzel Rose of Mansfield and Mrs. Arthur Locke of Lake Michigan.

Helen G. Age 87, of Alpine, NY, formerly of Horseheads, NY and Mansfield, PA, diedat her daughter's cottage on Cayuta Lake, Alpine, NY, on September 19, 2001 surrounded by family and friends. She fought a very courageous battle with a lengthy illness. Helen was born on August 20, 1914, in Coudersport, PA, a daughter of the late Elmer and Mary (Denhoff) Gaylord. She was a life long member of the Mainesburg United Methodist Church. Helen was a compassionate woman who loved her family, birds, flowers, and gardening. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Waite of Pine City, NY; grandchildren, Tim (Christine) Smith of Vestal, NY, Judy (Tim) Coleman of Corning, NY, Jeanne (Michael) Reagan of Highlands Ranch, CO, Barcie, Hal, Mike & Danny Waite of Los Angeles, CA, and Kathy (Dr. John) Germak of Columbus, OH, Kelly, Phil, Jr. and Stacy, all of Pittsburgh, PA; great grandchildren, Angela and Adam Smith of Vestal, NY, Colin Reagan of Highlands Ranch, CO, Jessica and Zoe Waite of Los Angeles, CA, Andy, Matt, Juliana, Katherine and Christina Germak of Columbus, OH; daughter-in-law, Margaret Rose; and two very special friends, Jose Rivera and Roger Stigliano, both of Los Angeles, CA. Helen is predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Denzel "Happy" Rose; son, Phillip; sons-in-law, Paul Grove and Harold Waite. Friends are invited to call at the Mainesburg United Methodist Church, Mainesburg, PA on Saturday, September 22, 2001 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. The funeral service will immediately follow at 11:30 AM at the church with the Reverend Howard T. Woodruff and the Reverend Ellie Haber officiating. Interment will be in Roseville Community Cemetery, Roseville, PA. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Mainesburg United Methodist Church Building Fund, or to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements are under the direction of Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., Mansfield, PA.

GEE Frederick

of Middlebury Center, died Monday at the home of his son Olin Gee, in Middlebury. He was born in Farmington township, December 18, 1859, the son of John and Mary Olin Gee. He was a member of the Farmington M. E. church and a lifelong resident of this vicinity.  Mr. Gee is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Brew, of Rochester and Mrs. Ida Brown, of Mansfield and three sons, Samuel, of Crooked Creek; Olin of Middlebury and Harry, of Corning; one sister, Mrs. Eva Gee, of Campbell, N. Y. and several grandchildren. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Baptist church in Roseville the Rev. Orey Crippen officiating; burial was in the Watson cemetery at Roseville.  Wellsboro Gazette - April 29, 1939


The Wellsboro Agitator - Thursday, 5 May 1960
Mrs. Ida Mae Boyden, 84, of Wellsboro RD 2, widow of Ed Boyden, died at her home Tuesday, May 3, 1960.  Born March 3, 1886, in Rutland, she was the daughter of Fred and Mary Bailey Gee.  Surviving are two sons, Lyle Brown, of Wellsboro, and Lee Brown, of Rochester, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Brew, of Webster, N.Y; two brothers, Olin Gee, of Wellsboro RD 6, and Harry Gee, of Corning, N.Y., two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  The Rev. Orey Crippin, of Roseville, will conduct the services.  Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at 139 Main Street. Burial will be in the Roseville Cemetery.

F. Irene (Genung) Age 83, of RR#2 Millerton, PA, died Thursday, February 2, 2006, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Irene was the wife of Wilbur F. Smith for 57 years. Irene was born on June 30, 1922 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Ward and Dorothy (Pine) Genung. She was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church. Irene enjoyed spending time with her family, bowling, farming, camping, playing bingo, working at Walmart and dancing. Irene is survived by a son, Michael W. (Cindy) Smith of Millerton, PA; four grandchildren, Amy M. (C.J.) Smith, Jessica L. (Alan) Hoyles, Michael W. Smith Jr., Casey Smith; one great-grandson, Dale A. Hoyles; two sisters, Mott Tower of Ithaca, NY, and Dorie Nelson of Elmira, NY. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, February 5, 2006, from 1 to 3 p.m. and Monday, February 6, 2006, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 6, 2006, at noon at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Howard Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in Roseville Community Cemetery.

GODBEY - Mary Zula Godbey Bailey, 94, [SRGP 29839] of Mansfield, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at the Green Home Inc., Wellsboro. She was born Nov. 30, 1915, in Bristol, Tenn., the daughter of Steuben and Zula Eads Godbey. Mary was a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She taught Junior High School Art in Louisville, Ky. She was co-owner of the Mansfield Advertiser for 25 years, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield and active in many community groups. Mary is survived by her husband of 69 years, Chester P. Bailey; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Robert McConnell; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Debra Bailey, all of Mansfield; grandsons, Nathan Bailey of Wilkes Barre, Michael Folcarelli of Mansfield; granddaughters, Rev. Teressa (Doug) Sivers of Oneonta, N.Y., Jennifer (Samir) Nawri, Angela (Jeremy) Kennedy all of Mansfield; eight great- grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held for Mary at the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joy Hulslander officiating. A service of Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield. - Mansfield Gazette, January 23, 2010

 George Gott, 49, a Troy township farmer, met instant death at 6:30 a.m. today when his light car plunged over an embankment near Crockett Lodge just north of Canton.  His son, Francis Gott, a passenger in the car escaped with minor injuries.  Mr. Gott and his son were on their way to South Mountain for the first day of the Pennsylvania deer season.  According to reports their car was immediately behind a machine driven by Charles Markham of Alba en route to his work at the Sheffeld plant.  The Markham car was reported to have turned off the main road and the Gott machine struck it from the rear and careened to the left side of the road, going over the bank into an orchard.  Mr. Gott’s skull was fractured.  Mr. Markham escaped injury.  Mr. Gott is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lydia Gott; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret L. Karpinski of Elmira and Elouise Gott at home; four sons, Arthur, Stanley, Francis and James; two brothers, William S. Gott of Millerton and Raybert B. Gott of Elmira; three sisters, Mrs. Allie Mudge of Mansfield, Mrs. Fannie Alexander of Roseville and Mrs. Grace M. Trout of Elmira.  The funeral will be held at the home between Troy and Sylvania, Saturday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Leonard Basford of the Troy Episcopal Church will officiate and interment will be in the Watson Cemetery, Roseville, Pa.

GOTT William Ferguson - William Ferguson Gott, 85, of Middlebury Center RD2, died Friday, May 10, 1963, in the Blossburg State Hospital. Born February 6, 1878, at Roseville, he was the son of Samuel and Frances Ferguson Gott. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Grace Trout of Elmira, NY, and Mrs. Fannie Alexander of Canisteo, NY. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Johnson and Tussey's, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro. Burial was in Roseville Cemetery. The Rev. Orey Crippen, pastor of the Roseville Baptist Church, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, May 16, 1963, p.8

 Alfred Gould, 82, RD 1, Mansfield, PA died Saturday, August 10, 1991 at home. He was born May 26, 1909 in Roseville, PA, son of George and Bertha Brace Gould. He was a 14-year employee of the former Ingersoll-Rand Co. in Painted Post, NY, retiring in 1970, and a substitute rural mail carrier in the Mansfield area in the 50's and 60's.  He also had owned and operated a lawn mower repair service at his residence in the 1950's. He is survived by sons, John of Williamstown, NJ and Alfred of Alta Loma, CA; daughter, Karen Contreras of Colton, CA; sister, Mrs. Blanche Gustin of Troy; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield on August 13 with burial to be in Watson Cemetery in Roseville, PA. (TGR, Thursday, August 15, 1991)

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Mrs. Fina GOULD Crum, 70, (SRGP 10111) of Rutland, Pa., Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1945. Survived by her husband, Theodore Crum; sons, Clifford W. of Roseville, Glenn at home; two grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Lorinda Webster; brother Glenn Gould, both of Roseville. Funeral Saturday, 1:30 p.m. at Roseville Baptist Church, Rev. Orey E. Crippen. Watson Cemetery.


 George Gould died Monday, December 14 (1936) at 4:15 a.m. at his home on Sherwood Street after an illness of nearly two years at the age of 63.  He was born in Rutland, Pa., June 15, 1873, the son of Naham and Hanna Johns Gould.  March 16, 1899, he married Bertha Mae Brace, and to them were born four children:  Wells, of Dunkirk, J. Y.; Blanche Gustin, of Burlington, Pa.; Alfred, of Mansfield, and Lorinda, who died in 1933.  After farming in Rutland for 16 years, he moved to the Tom Bailey farm in Richmond Township, April 1, 1915, where he lived 21 years, until failing health caused him to retire.  He came to Mansfield to live April 1, 1936.  He was a member of Tioga Valley Grange No. 918 and a very helpful member of the Friendly Circle.  Mr. Gould was of a sterling character, a devoted husband and father, and always a kind friend and neighbor.  Surviving to mourn his loss besides his family are two sisters, Mrs. M. L. Webster and Mrs. Theodore Crumm; one brother, Glen Gould, all of Rutland and a host of friends.  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:15 p.m. at the home and at 2 p.m. at the Baptist Church in Roseville, the Rev. David J. Griffiths of the Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Watson Cemetery at Roseville.  Pall bearers at the home will be Wallace Lowe (?), Charles Hawley, George Barden, John Wood, Colie Slingerland, Fred Hakes.  At the church: John Benson, Jerome Benson, William Armstrong, Roy James, Frank Williams, David Seeley.


 We loved him, yes we loved him, but the angels loved him more, So they have sweetly called him, To the ever shining shore.  On New Year’s morning a wave of sorrow swept over our community, when the word went out that on the evening before the Angel of Death had entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Gould and taken their only child after an illness of twenty-four hours.  The funeral was largely attended on Friday at the M. E. church, the Rev. F. Hess officiating, taking as the foundation for his remarks, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for unto such belongeth the Kingdom of God.”  The remains were tenderly laid at rest in the Rutland cemetery to await the glad reunion on the resurrection morn.  We cannot understand why this precious one should be taken now, but He alone who can look into the future doeth all things well.  Little Howard had reached the age of eleven years, five months and twenty-two days.  He was of such a lovable and sunny disposition, that no one knew him but to love him.  The bereaved parents and relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of the community.


GOULD, Howard – Howard Gould, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Gould, of Rutland, died recently, aged 11 years.  Wellsboro Agitator, 22 Jan 1919.


 Naham T. Gould, of Richmond, died at eleven o’clock Wednesday night of chronic intestinal nephritis.  He was 77 years old and is survived by a number of sons and daughters.  He was buried at Roseville, his former home.  (Handwritten date 1916?)

GRIFFIN –BLANCHE ALICE CRUM HORTON, 82, Millerton, died May 10, 1996 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Born April 30, 1914, in Millerton, a daughter of Walter Robert and Eliz Mary White Griffin.  She was a lifelong resident of Tioga County; a member of the Jackson Center United Methodist Church; member of Rebekah Lodge #291 for 50 years; member of Garrett Miller Senior Citizens Center; and well known for her quilt making abilities.  Mrs. Horton was employed by Cerio Tool Company, Elmira, NY.  Preceding her in death were her husbands, Glenn Crum, 1965 and Raymond Horton, 1985; two sisters, Myra Benson, 1992 and Myrtle Cook, 1996.  Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Agnes Crum, Millerton; three grandchildren and their spouses, Kathryn and Robert Wilcox, Maureen and Stefan Serban and Erin Crum; two great-grandchildren; four step-sons, Richard Horton, Gene Horton, Charles “Butch” Horton and Danny Horton; a step-daughter, Lillian Horton; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Sandra Griffin, Tioga; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Susie Benson, Horseheads, NY, Dora and Thomas Landon, Grover, Louise and Tallie Marsh, Elmira, NY, Delores and Albert Wheeler, Elmira; one aunt and uncle, Frances and Glenn Updike; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Jackson Center United Methodist Church, May 16 with Rev. Eric Shafer officiating.  Burial was in the Watson Cemetery, Roseville.  Donations may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

The funeral of Fred Griffin, age 32, was held at the home of his father-in-law, Will Brown at 2:30 Friday afternoon.  He is survived by his widow and a daughter, Anna; eight sisters and four brothers.  Burial was made in the Roseville Cemetery.  Rev. Orey Crippen officiated.

GRIFFIN - Horton, Blanche ( Griffin)
Friends and relatives of Blanche Horton are invited to call from 7-9 pm, Wednesday at Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St. Mansfield and from 12:30 -1 pm Thursday at Jackson Center United Methodist Church. Funeral services begin at 1 pm, Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville ,Pa.

Self-taught quilter spends life looking after others.
You could find her at a church supper or behind the sewing machine. Standing by the stove or on the run to help a sick friend. Whether it was quilting or cooking, helping a senior citizen det through a rough day-- or spending years with a sick family member, Blanche Horton always cared. “ She was always a very caring person,” said her sister, Susie Benson of Horseheads. “ It seems like her life was looking out for somebody else. If someone she knew was sick, she would go and take care of them. “ She was always cooking, taking a dish to people who were ill, or that she knew needed help,” Benson said.. “ When the church was having a supper, she would always make something. That’s how she was. She couldn’t do enough for other people.” Blanche Alice Crum Horton of Jackson Center died of lung failure on Friday, May 10, 1996, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. She was 82. Mrs. Horton was born Blanche Griffin near Millerton in 1914 and never strayed far from home. She found plenty to do in her own back yard to fill a life. Growing up on a dairy farm, she ;earned the importance of being a helper as a young child. It was a lesson that proved invaluable before she reached her teens. “ Our mother died when Blanche was 12, “ Benson said. “ So Blanche helped bring the rest of us up. It wasn’t an easy life.” Things got better when Blanche’s father remarried. And Mrs. Horton , too, eventually married and had a son. And she remarried after her first husband died. For years, she and second husband, Raymond Horton, ran Horton’s Mini-Mart, Jackson Township. She also was a production worker at Cerio Tool Co. in Elmira and she was well known in the area for her quilting. “ She made most of them by hand, all kinds of different designs, “ Benson said. “ She took a class at one time, but she picked up most of it herself.” “ Just about everyone in her family and a lot of her friends, too, had one of Blanche’s quilts, “ said another sister, Louise Marsh of Elmira. “ If you had a baby, you got a quilt. If you got married, you got a quilt.” Sometimes, people got quilts for no special reason. Benson said. “ She just made them and gave them away, one after the other,” Benson said. “ She enjoyed that.” And her family too. Mrs. Horton spent a year in Alaska, living with son Gerald Crum and his family, which has now returned to the Millerton area. She was a regular at the Garrett Mill Senior Center and had “ a mountain of friends” there and at her church, Jackson Center United Methodist Church, Benson said. Quilting was fun. But caring ruled Mrs. Horton’s life, Benson said. She quit working at Cerio to take care of her ailing father and did the same for her first husband when he became ill. And her second husband and a dying aunt. It spread outside of the family, too. “ If anybody was sick, she was there,” Benson said. “If  anyone needed help, she was there, helping.” As long as she was healthy, Mrs. Horton was an every-Sunday churchgoer who loved her congregation, Benson said. And she enjoyed good health for many years. She was a strong , healthy  woman for a long time,” Marsh said. “ She lived a good caring life.” In addition to Marsh, Benson and Crum, Mrs. Horton is survived by stepsons Richard, Gene, Charles and Danny Horton; stepdaughter Lillian Horton; brother Robert Griffin of Tioga; sisters Dora Landon of Grover, Pa., and Delores Wheeler of Elmira; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, an aunt and several nieces and nephews.

GRIFFIN, Cecil T. (SRGP 08486)

 Age 76, of Wells and Goodall Trailer Ct., N. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., Sunday, October 23, 1977.  Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Tuesday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9.  Funeral there Wednesday at 1 p.m., Rev. Benjamin Nevin officiating.  Burial in Watson Cemetery, Roseville, Pa.  He is survived by his wife, Sarah Smith Griffin; one son, Clifton of Mansfield; one daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Mable) Enderle of Mansfield, R.D.1; one foster daughter, Mrs. Charles (Dolly) Heater of Fla.; five grandchildren; three foster grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Nancy Beals, Mansfield, Mrs. Nellie LaBarr, New Hampshire, Mrs. Owen (Daisy) Hart of Mansfield and Mrs. Glen (Frances) Updyke, Gillett.  Mr. Griffin was a former employee of corning Glass Co., Wellsboro Division for 22 years.  He was born Dec. 12, 1900 in Tioga; the son of George and Louise Barton Griffin. 

Photo of Polly Barto (buried Millerton Cemetery) with sons Fred and Cecil. Not sure which is which - if you are, please notify me. JMT

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 Fred B. Griffin, 32, died at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, February 12, 1935, after an illness of two and a half years.  He is survived by  (line missing)  one daughter, Anna Louise; also ten sisters and four brothers.  He was the son of George and Louse Grifin, both deceased.  He was born on Tower Hill, Tioga County, May 20, 1902, and spent most of his life there.  At the age of 23 he married Ellen Eva Brown.  To them one child was born.  He was a kind and loving husband and father.  He will be greatly missed in his home and elsewhere.  He had a great many friends and was a friend to everyone who knew him.  Although being sick and in the hospital so long, he was very patient and cheerful, always looking on the bright side.

In Memory of Fred Griffin
When evening shadows are falling,
  And I sit all alone;
To my sad heart comes a feeling,
  If you only could come home.
No one knows how much I miss you,
  No one knows what bitter pain
I have suffered since I lost you;
  Home will never be the same.

In the still and quiet hours of night,
  When sleep forsakes the eyes,
My thoughts are far away,
  Where my dear husband lies.
What would I give to clasp his hand,
  His happy face to see.
To hear his voice, to see his smile
  That meant so much to me.
I think of him in silence,
  His name I oft recall,
But there is nothing left to answer
  But his picture on the wall.

Roseville, Feb. 12—Fred B. Griffin, 32 died at a Sayre hospital early Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1935, following a brief illness of pneumonia. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ellen Griffin; a daughter, Anna Louise; and the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Floyd LaBarr, Mrs. Hugh Auckerman, Mrs. Ralph Davison and the Misses Georgia, Alice and Frances Griffin, all of Elmira, Mrs. Harry Tice, Sylvania, Mrs. Grant Lewis, Mansfield, Mrs. Nina Layton, Michigan, Mrs. Owen Hart, Tioga, Walter and Cecil Roseville; Joseph, Breesport; Cornelius, Hornell. The funeral will be conducted at the home of Will Brown Friday at 2:30 p.m. by the Rev. Orey Crippen of the Tioga Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Watson Cemetery here.

 (Rutland News) There were two burials in the Roseville cemetery on Friday of last week.  The second was of Fred Griffin, age 32.  The funeral was held at the home of his father-in-law, Will Brown at 2:30 Friday afternoon.  He is survived by his widow and a daughter, Anna; eight sisters and four brothers.  Burial was made in the Roseville cemetery, Rev. Orey Crippen officiated.  (handwritten date of 1933 on article, which also listed the obituary of Amos Sargeant)

MISS GEORGIA A. GRIFFIN(SRGP 08478) Miss Georgia A. Griffin, 67, Mansfield RD 3 died December 22, 1956 in the Blossburg Hospital. She was a member of the Truth Church of Christ. She is survived by seven sisters: Mrs. Nancy Lewis and Mrs. Owen Hart both of Mansfield RD 3; Mrs. Fred Belknapp and Mrs. Ralph Davis both of Millerton; Mrs. Goldie Tice and Mrs. Floyd LaBarr both of Elmira; Mrs. Flora Plume, Tucson, Arizona; and Mrs. Francis Updyke, Gillette. Brothers: Cecil Griffin, Mansfield; Walter Griffin, Millerton and Cornelius Griffin, Jamestown, N.Y. Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Earl Newmiller officiating. Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

 Nancy Beals, 98, of Mansfield, PA died December 26, 1993 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Nancy was born on June 27, 1895 in Rutland Township, the daughter of George and Louise Barton Griffin. She was a retiree of the former Mansfield State College and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. She is survived by her sister, Frances Updyke of Gillett, PA; a stepson, Gordon Beals of Blossburg, PA; a step-daughter, Ella Packard of Mansfield, PA; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husbands, Grant Lewis and Ammon Beals. Funeral services were held December 29 at the Wilston Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. Norman Evans officiating and burial to be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville, PA. Memorials may be made to the scholarship fund at New Covenant Academy, Extension St., Mansfield, PA 16933. (TGR, Thursday, January 6, 1994)

GRIFFIN NINA - Mrs. Lynn Layton
Mrs. Nina Griffin Layton died at Wellsboro Friday evening after a lingering illness.  She was born near Millerton, Feb. 11, 1886, and was the oldest daughter of George and Louise Griffin.  She is survived by her husband, Lynn A. Layton, and nine sisters and four brothers, and several nephews and nieces, and one aunt, Mrs. Henry Griffin, of Millerton.  Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon from the Church in Roseville, the Rev. Orey Crippen officiating, with burial in the family plot in the Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

MR. PAUL E. GROVE(SRGP 19392)  Paul E. Grove, age 45, of Pine City, died Sunday, October 18, 1970 at Arnot Ogden Hospital. Funeral service was held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Pine City Baptist Church. The Rev. Bernard Morris officiated. Burial was in the Roseville Cemetery, Roseville, Pa. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth (Rose) Grove; daughters, Judy Ann and Jeanne Elizabeth; son, Timmy Dean, all at home; mother, Mrs. Mary Grove, Millerton; sister, Mrs. Bernard (Marian) Draper, Millerton; brother, Donald, Niagara Falls; two nieces; three nephews. He was a member of Winfield Lodge No. 581 F and AM. He was a Cashmere Grotto of Elmira. He was a language teacher at Booth Junior High School and a veteran of World War II.

Lisa A. Age 40 of Mansfield, PA, died September 21, 2005 at home. She was born December 30, 1964 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Dino and Mary Love Guerrera. Lisa was employed by Tioga County Human Services and was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, PA. Surviving in addition to her mother of Elmira, NY are her husband, Kevin; three daughters and a son-in-law, Lisa and Rick Dunkleberger of Fayetteville, NC, Kelli and Brittany Crumb, both at home; two brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Penny Guerrera of Cortland, NY, Steven and Lucia Guerrera of San Antonio, TX; a sister and brother-in-law, Dena and Steven O'Dell of Elmira, NY; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at Holy Child Catholic Church with Rev. Joseph Hornick, Celebrant. Burial in Roseville Cemetery, Roseville, PA. Memorial contributions in Lisa's memory may be made to the Mansfield Free Public Library, 71 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933 or the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701.   

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Published On Tri-Counties Site On 13 NOV 2004
By Joyce M. Tice

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