|Mansfield PA and Richmond Township in Tioga County PA|
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||In the lower picture the Brick Shool, built 1881, is shown in 1920. The picture at left shows the old schoool in the right background with the 1927 gym addition in front. The old school was eventually torn down. In its place now stands the larger part of the present High School.|
Mansfield High School Graduates
This information was taken from the 1938 school year book. Joyce M. Tice has added supplemental information.
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High School Class Lists
List from 1938 Mansfield Year Book - Last four columns added by Joyce M. Tice
|OCCUPATION||SPOUSE NAME||SRGP||Life Years||Cemetery|
|ALDRICH||Elmer||1919||R D, Millerton, Pa||Leona Ingalls||05056||1896-1966||Watson|
|BENEDICT||Winifred||1919||156 Chemung, Waverly, NY||Victor Buley||92093||1900-1993|
|BOLT||Ernest||1919||R D, Mansfield, Pa||Ruth Austin||08521||1900-1976||State Road|
|BRACE||Ella Mae||1919||3508 8th Ave, Beaver Falls, Pa.||J. Edward Smith||02120||MSNS
|CHAMBERLAIN||Edith||1919||Sheffield, Pa.||Teacher||84928||MSNS 1921||1901-1964||Prospect|
|CLEVELAND||Gertrude||1919||Millerton, Pa.||Miller||70116||MSNS 1921||1901-1985|
|CLEVELAND||Lyle||1919||R D., Mansfield, Pa.||Fanny Davis||09246||1902-1986||Prospect|
|COOK||Ada||1919||347 LarchAve, Bogota, NJ||Frank Feller||08802||1900-|
|DAVIS||Marian||1919||R D 1, Mansfield, Pa.||Lyle Cleveland||16286||1900-1995||Prospect|
|DAVIS||Warren||1919||Mansfield, Pa.||Bank Teller||Laura Howe||40415||1900-1983||Prospect|
|EARLEY||Grace||1919||Ulysses, Pa.||Theodore Borden||83158||1899-|
|ELLIOTT||Eleanor||1919||Mansfield, Pa.||Edward Russell||85547||1901- 1986||Arbon|
|EVERETT||Hazel E.||1919||Norfolk Manor Apt,Clearview & Broad, Phila.Pa.||Jenkintown Gr Sch Prin||55286||MSNS 1923||1901- 1998|
|GOODALL||Louise||1919||Mansfield, Pa.||Charleston Mus.Teacher||Wayne English||86997||MSNS 1921||1901-1979|
|HARKNESS||Irene||1919||121 S.State Rd., Upper Darby, Pa.||Andrew A.Huffard||76884||MSNS 1921||1899-1970||Virginia|
|HOWE||Margaret||1919||Covington, Pa.||Fred Jupenlaz||17018||MSNS||1899-1996||Oakwood|
|HOWELL||Viola||1919||Shunk, Pa||Joe Scarfe||92094||MSNS 1920||1902-1969||Delaware|
|JOHNSON||Myrtle||1919||Mansfield, Pa.||Ellery Besanceney||77555||MSNS 1921||1902-1993||Oakwood|
|JUPENLAZ||Fred||1919||Covington, Pa.||H.S. Principal||Margaret Howe||06968||MSNS||1898-1978||Oakwood|
|JUPENLAZ||Henry||1919||R D, Mansfield, Pa.||22777||1899-1989||Prospect|
|KELLEY||Charles||1919||P. O. Bldg, Salisbury, Md||96177||MSNS 1921||1899-bef 1956|
|KELLEY||Kenneth||1919||614 W. Main St., Kent, Ohio||Asst.Prof.Biology, Kent U.||92096||MSNS 1922||1902-1974||Kent, OH|
|McCONNELL||Hilda||1919||606 Crouse St., Syracuse, NY||Lllewellyn Kennedy||04030||1901-1982||cremated|
|SHAW||Ethel||1919||577 Thompson St., Elmira, NY (?)||LeRoy Heib||11069||1899-1987||Oak Hill [Troy]|
|SIMMONS||Fredrick||1919||37 Threadneedle St., London E.C.2, England||82710||pns|
|SMITH||Irene||1919||6 McInroy St., Wellsboro, Pa.||Gene English||11392||1898-1980|
|STILWELL||Florence||1919||209-39 34th Ave, Bay Side, Long Island, NY||Allan E. Best||53145||1900-1969||Canton NY|
|STRAIT||Donald||1919||4133 Brownville Rd., Brentwood, Pittsburgh, Pa.||88038||1900-1939|
|WARTERS||Doris||1919||656 Renolds St., Elmira, NY||Roy Precit||54097||1901-1958||Prospect|
|WATKINS||Vera||1919||410 Columbia St., Elmira, NY||Townsend Gillette||03530||pns||1900-1981|
|WILLIAMSON||Ruthadele||1919||Billinghurst 2491, Buenos Aires, Argentina, S.A.||H. H. Burrell||91456||MSNS 1921||1901-|
|1919 - 31|
BOLT - ERNEST M. BOLT, 76, of St. Cloud, Florida and Covington,
died Thursday, May 27, 1976 in St. Cloud. He was born March 6, 1900. He
is survived by wife Ruth Bolt; one son Gerald M. Bolt of Watkins Glen,
NY; two daughters, Mrs. Merle Hilfiger of Troy and Mrs. Merie Grinnell
of Binghamton, NY; 2 brothers, Edward of Intercession City, Florida, and
Orey Bolt of Inverness, Florida; 2 sisters, Mrs. Edith Callum of Philipsburg,
NJ, and Mrs. Evelyn Kingsley, Elmira, NY; 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
He was a member of the State Road Baptist Church and a retired farmer of
the Covington area. He was a member of the East Sullivan Grange and the
PA State Grange. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Kuhl Funeral
Home in Mansfield with Rev. Alan Shumway officiating. Burial in State Road
Cemetery. ----Wellsboro Gazette, 2 June 1976, p.12
SMITH, ELLA MAE BRACE (SRGP 02120)
Mrs. Ella Mae Brace Smith, age 71, of 27 Fischler Street, Wellsboro, Pa. Died Thursday, June 11, 1970 at the Divine Providence Hospital,
Williamsport. Funeral was at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home on Monday, Rev. R. Blair Moffett officiated. Burial was in the State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg. Survived by husband, Dr. J. Edward Smith, Wellsboro; sons, David T. Smith, Cooperstown, N.Y., James E. Smith, Newburg, N.Y.; daughter, Mrs. Robert E. (Rebecca) Keenan, Nowich, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; brothers Glenn T. Brace, Boyd Brace, Gordon Brace, all of Mainesburg, Sterling Brace, Wellsboro, Harold Brace, Tioga; sisters, Mrs. Edward E. (Edith) Smith, Big Flats, N.Y. Mrs. Eson (Ruth) Wetmore, Wellsboro, Pa., Mrs. Harold (DeEtte) Cole, Sayre, Pa., Mrs. Ernest (Frances) Vosburg, Mansfield, Mrs. Eloise Foster, Big Flats, N.Y., Mrs. Herman (Winifred) Tears, Columbia Cross Roads. Mrs. Smith, the daughter of Harry and Lucy Tanner Brace, was born near Mansfield, Pa. She graduated from the Mansfield Schools and Mansfield State College and taught for several years. She has been a member of the National Retired Teacher’s Association. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro and was very active in the mission work of the church.
|Ada Ellen Cook|
DAVIS - Marian Cleveland, 95, of The Green Home, Wellsboro, formerly of Mansfield, died Monday, May 1, 1995, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born April 20, 1900, in Richmond Township, she was the daughter of Fred M. and Cora Baynes Davis. She was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples, N. Elk Run Grange #913 for 80 years, and had been a Gray Lady at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Preceding her in death was her husband, Lyle H. Cleveland. Surviving are three daughters and son-in-law, Eleanor and Edwin Trask of Mansfield, Margaret Morgan and Betty McGraw, both of Mansfield; two sisters-in-law, Celia Higley and Anne Davis, both of Mansfield; 11 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; tree great great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Tuesday, May 2. Services were held at the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples on Wednesday, May 3, with her pastor, the Rev. Lawrence Womble, officiating. Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples, 1103 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933 - Wellsboro Gazette, 3 May 1995
Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield
HOWE - Margaret L. Jupenlaz, 96, of Mansfield, died Friday, Feb. 2, 1996, at the Green Home, Inc., Wellsboro. Born March 25, 1899, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Charles and Helen Husted Howe. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield and had served as Sunday School Treasurer for 28 years. She was a charter member of Twilight Chapter #475 OES, a life member of the Mansfield Hose Company Auxiliary, and a member of the Herbert Lee Webster American Legion Post Auxiliary. Preceding her in death were her husband, Fred, in 1978, and a son, Frederick, in 1990. Surviving are two daughters, Marian Austin of Elmira, NY, and Betty Suszko of Williamsport; two sisters, Evelyn Boucher and Mary Milks, both of Mansfield; four granddaughters, and nine great-grandchildren. Calling hours were held Monday, Feb 5, at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. Twilight Chapter #475 OES services held services there Monday. Funeral services were held there Tuesday, Feb. 6. The Rev. Rudolph J van der Hiel officiated. Burial was made in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Donations may be made to the Mansfield Free Public Library, N. Main St., Mansfield, or the First United Methodist Church, N. Academy St., Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 7, 1996
JOHNSON-Besanceney. H. Myrtle Besanceney, 91, of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, formerly of Mansfield, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1993, at home. Born May 19, 1902, in Richmond twp. she was the daughter of Charles H. and Ida Marvin Johnson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples. She graduated from Mansfield Normal School in 1922. Preceding her in death was her husband of 47 years, Ellery H. Besanceney, in October 1969. Surviving are two sons; Harold C. of Interlocken, Fla., and Donald E. of Moyle Springs, Idaho, one brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ted and Erdene Besanceney of Mansfield; three grandchildren; one great grandchild; several nieces and nephews. There were no calling hours. Services were held Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, with the Rev. Ira Hindman, officiating. Burial was made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Canoe Camp Church of Christ, Mansfield, Pa. 16933.
Fred JUPENLAZ died At S&S Hospital (SRGP 06968)
Fred A. Jupenlaz, 79, a well known Mansfield resident and retired area educator, died Wednesday, April 26, 1978, in soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Mr. Jupenlaz was a principal of Covington School for 10 years and a professor at the former Mansfield Normal School and teacher in Elmira, N.Y., schools. Chairman of the board of trustees of Mansfield State College for 12 years, he also was director of the Tioga County Red Cross Chapter. He was born at Mansfield on September 15, 1898, a son of Paul and Jennie Smith Jupenlaz.He was a member of the First United Methodist church, Mansfield. A veteran of World War I, Mr. Jupenlaz was a member and past commander of the Austin Cox American Legion Post, Mansfield. He was also a former chaplain of the 16th District of the American Legion. During World War II, Mr. Jupenlaz served as a Red Cross field director in Africa.Mr. Jupenlaz was a member of Friendship Lodge, F&AM, Mansfield. Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret Howe; a son, Frederick, of Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Marian Austin of Pine City, N.Y., and Mrs. Joseph (Betty) Suszko of Williamsport; a half sister, Miss Margaret Rathbun, of Brandon, Fla.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at the Kuh. Funeral Home in Mansfield, with the Rev. David Weaver, his pastor, officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield
JUPENLAZ - Henry W. Jupenlaz, 89, of RD#2, Mansfield died Saturday, July 15, 1989, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro following an extended illness. Born August 10, 1899, in Mansfield, he was the son of Ernest G. and Rosa Groh Jupenlaz. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are a brother, Ernest of Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Beard of Tallahassee, Florida and Miss Elise Jupenlaz with whom he lived, and several cousins. Services were held Monday, July 17, at Wilston funeral Home, Mansfield. The Rev. Thomas Searfoss, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Mansfield, officiated. Burial was made in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 19, 1989
SHAW, Ethel - SHAYLOR, ETHEL, Ethel Shaylor, 87, of Troy RD1, died February 7, 1987 at Troy Community Hospital. Born March 5, 1899 in Mainesburg, PA, she was the daughter of Elmer and Florence (Tears) Shaw. She was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church. She was a buyer for Iszard's Department Store in Elmira for 25 years. She is survived by a son and daughter, LeRoy and Concetta Heib of Millerton RD3; a daughter-in-law, Catherine Heib of Painted Post, NY; grandchildren, Linda Manley of Gillett; Jan VanGorden of Horseheads, NY; Mary York of Germany; J. Michael Heib of Aspen, CO and Painted Post, NY; Martin J. Heib of Burlington, VT; Daniel P. Heib of Victor, NY; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a son, John E. Heib in 1981 and brothers, Archie Shaw and Oscar Shaw. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on February 6 with Rev. Jo Serchak officiating and burial to be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Troy. (TGR Feb. 12, 1987)
SMITH - Mrs. Irene S. English, 82 years old of Camp Hill, formerly of Wellsboro died on Friday, May 16, at the Polyclinic Medical Center in Harrisburg. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Mechanicsburg, PA. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alice I. Souder[?] of Camp Hill, and Mrs. Wilma F. Waleane[?] of Allentown and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Myers Hall Funeral Home, 1903 Market Street, Camp Hill, PA with the Rev. Orville Warner officiating. Interment was in the Rolling Green Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. - Wellsboro Gazette, May 21, 1980
Advertiser, 17 July 1968, p.1
Mansfield – Richmond high school class of 1919, met at the rural home of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hakes, on Sunday. Mr. & Mrs. Howard Dorsett, faculty sponsors; Mr. Fred Jupenlaz, president, and Mrs. Lyle Cleveland, vice president were all absent so we really had a ball. But just wait until our 1969 meeting when we join the ranks of the veterans. We plan to invite older classes too. Just watch the papers for announcements. We can hardly wait.
Mansfield Advertiser, PA, 4 August 1971, Wednesday, p.4 Class of 1919 Holds Annual Reunion
The nineteenth annual reunion of the Senior High School Class of 1919 met at the lovely summer cottage of Dick and Ruth Hakes, in the afternoon of august 1, 1971. A most delicious and bounteous picnic dinner was enjoyed by this group of classmates and friends. Following the dinner, Pres. Fred Jupenlaz called the group together for a brief business session. A moment of silence was observed in honor of a classmate, Mrs. Irene Harkness Huffard who died last Dec. 28. Minutes of the last meeting were read and approved as read. Letters were read from classmates unable to attend. Officers elected for the next year are as follows: President, Fred Jupenlaz; Vice President, Marian Cleveland; Secretary-Treasurer, Mildred Sherman. A former High School teacher, Edgar L. Brandt and his lovely wife, Florence, were welcomed by the class and elected Teacher Sponsors. Lyle and Marian Cleveland invited the class to meet in their home next year. The invitation was gladly accepted. A vote of thanks was extended to Dick and Ruth Hakes for their gracious hospitality these past years. Following the business session, talks were made by Mr. & Mrs. Brandt, Mrs. Myrtle Besanceney and Mr. & Mrs. Wayne English. A group picture of the class was taken as a memento of this occasion. After many tales were told and happy visiting together, everyone went home hoping they need not miss the reunion next year.
|SURNAME||FIRST NAME||YEAR||ADDRESS||OCCUPATION||SPOUSE NAME||SRGP||Life Years||Cemetery|
|BALDWIN||Donald||1920||129 Clearfield Ave, Trenton, NJ||79603||MSNS 1923||1902-1956||Prospect|
|BEACH||Fred||1920||New York City||See Report||05386||MSNS 1922||1904-1997|
|BORDEN||Theodore||1920||Ulysses, Pa.||Bank Teller||Grace Earley||83160||1902-|
|BRADWAY||Raymond||1920||3433 W. Plumstead Ave., Drexel Hill, Phila.,Pa||Ann Hanum||23119||MSNS 1922||1901-1959||Prospect|
|BROOKS||Gladys||1920||287 Mill St., Poughkeepsie, NY||Teacher||87808||MSNS 1922||1903-1991|
|CHAMBERLAIN||Wayne||1920||Sheffield, Pa.||Teacher||84929||MSNS 1922||1903-1963||Sheffield PA|
|CHELL||Myrtle||1920||307 Harlem Lane, Catonsville, Md||86539||MSNS 1922||1902-1995||Maryland|
|CLEVELAND||Hazel||1920||Arcade, NY||Willard Harvey||91668||1907-1977||Woodlawn|
|CLEVELAND||Stuart||1920||Covington, Pa||Evelyn Jessup||58991||1903-1974||Gray Cemetery|
|DEUEL||Leah||1920||R D 1, Mansfield, Pa.||Richard Hakes||84651||1902-1949||Prospect Cemetery|
|EDGERTON||Ellsworth||1920||Mansfield, Pa.||Prop. 5c-$1.00 Store||Sarah Stevens||82969||MSNS 1921||1902-1954||Oakwood|
|ELLIOTT||Evangeline||1920||129 Hampton Blvd, Rochester, NY||Arthur Bates||85546||1899-1973|
|ENGLISH||Wayne||1920||Mansfield, Pa.||Louise Goodall||91395||MSNS 1922||1899-1996||Harrisburg|
|FORREST||Harold||1920||Covington, Pa.||Dora Mae Jelliff||84104||1900-1970||Oakwood|
|FOX||Isora||1920||Covington, Pa.||Vaughn Managan||19057||pns|
|HOLTON||Marie||1920||Care Sibley, Lindsay & Curr, Rochester, NY||92100|
|HOWE||Laura||1920||Mansfield, Pa.||Warren Davis||40412||1900-1960||Prospect|
|HUSTED||Elizabeth||1920||Bath, NY||Betty Slade Laundry||Robert Hunter||39448||MSNS 1922||1902-1988||Prospect Cemetery|
|JAQUISH||William P.||1920||Box 702, R D 2, Phoenix, AZ||08318||MSNS 1923||1899-1948||Whittaker-Jaquish|
|JESSUP||Cecile||1920||3902 Kent Road, Royal Oak, Michigan R D 2||Alfred Gutenschwager||75916||MSNS 1922||1901-1982||Michigan|
|JUPENLAZ||Mattie||1920||Wellsboro, Pa.||Home Ec. Teacher||79310||MSNS 1922||1901-1979||Prospect|
|KNAPP||Helen||1920||R D 1, Mansfield, Pa.||Colie Slingerland||54605||1902-1939||Prospect|
|LOWE||Richard||1920||334 Lincoln Ave, Williamsport, Pa.||85540||MSNS 1922||1901-1976|
|McCONNELL||Helen||1920||Wimber, Pa.||Clifford Wissinger||05300||MSNS 1922||1902-1976||Ogletown PA|
|McINROY||Mabella||1920||Mount Pleasant, NJ||Frederick Makin||91693||MSNS 1922||1901-1987||New Jersey|
|MUCHLER||Henrietta||1920||56 Hollis Ave, N.Quincy, Mass.||Graham Nadal||92102||1902-1990|
|MUDGE||Gladys||1920||Mansfield, Pa.||Albert Stilwell||02573||1899-1989||Prospect|
|NARES||Mary||1920||Mansfield, Pa.||Little Tavern Manager||Wilmot Keeney||85628||MSNS 1922||1900-1954||Prospect|
|PATTERSON||Doris||1920||14 Leonard St., Buffalo, NY||John D. Storms||21687||1903-1991||Big Flats|
|PRECIT||Roy||1920||656 Renolds St., Elmira, NY||Doris Warters||54144||1901-1958||Prospect|
|ROUNDS||Sophronia||1920||Strasburg, Lancaster Co., Pa.||Donald Bachman||92105||MSNS 1920||1901-1997||Strasburg PA|
|SCARFE||Joseph||1920||Shunk||Teacher||Viola Howell||86707||MSNS 1923||1899-1971||Delaware|
|SHAW||Nelson||1920||Laurelton, Pa.||Teacher||35856||MSNS 1923||1900-1957||Hartleton PA|
|SHAW||Vera||1920||Essex, NY||John Shortsleeve||92106||MSNS 1922||1903-1979||Washington|
|SCHIPBANKER||Frances||1920||451 Third St., Niagara Falls, NY||Teacher||83132||MSNS 1922||1901-1973||Prospect|
|SIMMONS||Dorothy||1920||Chriftadora House, 603 E. 9th St., New York City||92107||MSNS 1923|
|SMITH||Anson||1920||761 Laurel St., Elmira, NY||Velma Clark||14837||1898-1962||Prospect|
|SMITH||Ross||1920||R D 1, Mansfield, Pa.||Marian Jerald||05175||1900-1990||Prospect|
|STRANGE||Edson||1920||87 South Landsdowne Ave, Lansdowne, Pa.||Teacher||Marion White||06675||MSNS 1921||1901-1992||State Road|
|STRANGE||Malcolm||1920||Mainesburg, Pa.||Mary Shea||11750||MSNS 1922||1902-1985||Brunswick ME|
|WILCOX||Hildreth||1920||Horseheads, NY||Baptist Minister||Lina Knapp||04631||MSNS 1922||1902-1983|
|WILLIAMS||Bernice||1920||Tioga, Pa.||Frank Carlson||79435||MSNS 1922|
|WOOD||Bernice||1920||Millerton, Pa.||Manley Rumsey||05920||1900-1982|
|YOUMANS||John||1920||501 E.Mountain, S.Williamsport, Pa.||92109|
|1920 - 48|
Letter to Classmates for 1965 reunion book.
Fred Francis Beach, PHD. ,and wife Jean Kain Beach have no children. A bit of autobiography: "After graduation from Mansfield Richmond High school I attended college off and on for 14 years. During this time I graduated from Mansfield Normal and Syracuse University and Columbia University. I also picked up a little educational experience as teacher, principal and superintendent of schools. The next few years-until 1941-found me in several different jobs-staff member of the New York State Education Department; director of Education, Institute for Crippled and Disabled, and Director of Adult Education, Lrich experience in the U.S. Office, where my latest job is Director of Educational Administration." A bit of philosophy: Thoreau said, "If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." A cherished memory: "I recall the wonderful times Bob McDowell and I had together-he was my best friend; dances after basketball games, the Mansfield Fair; playing tricks on Bertha Roff, etc." Comments: "I would certainly enjoy a reunion if I could get away at the time. With the new legislation on education I shall be pretty much occupied in the months ahead. However, I would try to make a reunion meeting if it were at all possible. April or May would be best."
BRADWAY - Raymond W. Bradway, 58, [SRGP 23119] of Florence, NJ, formerly of Mansfield, PA died Wednesday, July 1, 1959. Cashier of Florence First National Bank, he was a member of the Episcopal Church, the Chamber of Commerce, the Consistory of Trenton, NJ and a member of the Mt. Marion Lodge No. 28, F&AM and the IOOF. He graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College, class of 1922. Survived by wife, Mrs. Anna Bradway at home; sons, Dr. William R. Bradway of Detroit, Mich., Robert H. Bradway with the U.S. Army in San Diego; daughter, Carol Bradway of Florence, NJ; father, William D. Bradway of Mansfield and 2 grandchildren. Funeral was held at Shaw & Robena. Burial in Prospect Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, July 1959
Letter to MHS class of 1920 reunion booklet 1965.
Gladys Brooks Murray -(Mrs. R.R. Murray) Husband died April ,1961. No children. A bit of autobiography: "Graduated from Mansfield Teachers College, 1922. Taught in New Jersey 3 years; in Troy, Pa., 3 years; Jamestown, N.Y. , 2 years. Returned to Mansfield Teachers College and earned my B.S. Degree in January, 1932. Came to Poughkeepsie in January 1932 where I taught secretarial science and typewriting in high school until I retired in June 1964. Am retaining my residence in Poughkeepsie, about 6 miles outside the city." A bit of philosophy: "(It really works!) Think positive. Live one day at a time." A cherished memory: "The friendly, family-like attitude that existed between students and faculty. The school enrollment was small enough that every that everyone knew and helped each other." Comment: "I shall be very pleased to learn of the whereabouts of the living members of our class. The committee deserves many thanks for the time and effort this project will take. I was able to attend the 1965 commencement exercise and it brought back fond memories. I do hope we can have a class reunion in the near future. June or September .
CLEVELAND - Stuart Leslie Cleveland, age 71, of Covington, PA, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1974 at Winter Haven Hospital, Florida. Funeral was at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield Saturday at 3 p.m. Rev. Gordon Abrams officiating. Burial was in Gray Cemetery, Covington. Survived by wife, Evelyn Jessup Cleveland; one daughter, Mrs. Paul Rogers, Lake Alfred, Florida; one sister, Mrs. Bernice Becker, Tucson, Arizona; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Church of Christ Disciples, Covington, and the Lakeland Florida Shuffle Club. He was a retired Covington Feed and Farm Supply Store operator. He was the son of John and Mona Watkins Cleveland. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 19, 1974
DEUEL, Leah F. [SRGP 84651] – Mrs. Leah F. Hakes, 47, died unexpectedly Wednesday, December 28, 1949, at her home in Richmond Township. A daughter of Fred and Myrtle Hughes Deuel, she was born May 14, 1902, at Tioga Township. She graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1920 and attended Mansfield State Teachers College. May 25, 1924 she was married to Richard Hakes and since then had resided in Richmond Township. Mrs. Hakes was well known in Grange Circles. She had held various offices in North Elk Run Grange, served as lecturer of Tioga County Pomona Grange for four years and at the time of her death was a member of the Home Economics Committee of Pennsylvania State Grange. She was a member of the Baptist Church and Friendship Class, Friendly Circle and Senior Council of Republican Women. Surviving are her husband; son Loren at home; father, Fred Deuel of Mansfield; brother, George Deuel of Pittsburgh, sister, Miss Neva Deuel of Philadelphia, and nephew, David Deuel of Pittsburgh. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, the Rev. David J. Griffiths officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 4 January 1950, p.1
W. ELLSWORTH EDGERTON, 52 of Mansfield, Pa. today, Dec. 15, 1954. He was co-owner of the Mansfield Diner, being in business for 21 years and formerly was associated with the Mansfield National Bank. He was a communicant of St. James Episcopal Church and was secretary of its vestry. He was a member of Friendship Lodge F&AM and the Mansfield Businessmen’s Association. Survived by wife, Mrs. Sarah Stevens Edgerton; parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Edgerton with whom he was associated in business; sons, Walter Jr. of Elmira, John David and James Edward of Mansfield. Body is at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, where friends are invited to call. Prayer service there Friday at 1:30 p.m. followed by funeral service at 2 at St. James Church, the Rev. Daniel J. Stover assisted by the Rev. David Griffiths. Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Masonic service will be conducted Thursday night at 8 at the funeral home. Please omit flowers. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/15/1954
ELLIOTT – Eleanor E. Russell, 85 years of age, [SRGP 85547]of 41 E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 1986, at home. She was born in Tioga County, the daughter of Arthur Hugh and Eva Mattie Doane Elliott. The death of her husband, Edward E. Russell, Sr., occurred in 1956. She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church and the Church Guild, and a member of the Columbian Literary Exchange. In the mid 1920’s she was employed as an executive secretary for the Elmira Star Gazette, and latter was a bookkeeper for the former Morris Farms of Mansfield. During World War II she was very active with the Red Cross Relief. She is survived by a son, Edward C. Russell, Jr., Mansfield; two daughter, Mrs. Margaret R. Falk, Millersville, and Mrs. Barbara R. Williams, Cabin John, Md.; four grandchildren, Richard L. Falk Jr., Edward Falk, Ann Elliott Williams and Gerald K. Williams, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the St. James Episcopal Church. The Rev. Rudolph Van der Hiel officiated, and burial was in the Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. The Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, was in charge of the arrangements. – Wellsboro Gazette, December 3, 1986
Harold G. Forrest, [SRGP 84104] age 70 of Covington, died Sunday October 24, 1970. Funeral at the Covington Methodist Church Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Robert Young and Rev. Robert Campbell, Oakwood Cemetery Mansfield. Memorial gifts may be made to the Covington Methodist Church Building Fund. Survived by wife, Dora Jelliff Forrest; sister-in-laws, Mrs. Lottie Forrest, Elmira and Miss Ethel Jelliff of Covington; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Covington; United Methodist Church, was a lay speaker in the Church for 15 years and Past Master of the Covington Borough Grange.
HOWE - Mrs. Laura Howe Davis [SRGP 40412], 59, of Mansfield, died Monday, April 18, 1960. She was a member oaf the Mansfield Methodist Church. She is survived by husband, Warren C. Davis; sister, Mrs. Bessie V. Griffin of Mansfield; brother, Robert F. Howe of Mansfield. Funeral services were Wednesday at 2 p.m.; the Rev. Donald Cronk officiating. - Wellsboro Agitator, April 21, 1960
JAQUISH, Dr. William Preston [SRGP 08318] - Dr. William Preston Jaquish, 48, died July 18, 1948, at Flagstaff, Arizona. A son of Ebb and Martha Preston Jaquish, he was born Nov. 8, 1899, on the old Jaquish homestead in Richmond Township. He attended the township and borough schools and graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College, where he played on the baseball team and was an expert wrestler and was prominent in other sports. After graduating from Mansfield he taught at Benton for two years, then decided to study for the medical profession. He took his preparatory course at Pennsylvania State College and graduated from the Temple University School of Medicine. While an intern at the Wilkes-Barre Hospital he was stricken with tuberculosis and he went to Arizona. Following a serious operation a few years ago his health seemed to improve and he visited his home here. "Bill," as he was known, will be remembered for his friendly disposition and thoughtfulness of others. He was interested in outdoor sports and one of his favorite pastimes was fishing with a party of friends on the Susquehanna River. A boyhood friend, Thomas Gillette, died a few weeks ago. Surviving are four brothers, John of Tunkhannock; Orrin, of Troy; Francis, of Philadelphia; and Dan, of Mansfield; a sister, Dr. Martha Jaquish, of Holmesburg; and several nieces and nephews. - Mansfield Advertiser, 21 July 1948, p.1, col.1r
JUPENLAZ - MISS MATTIE S. JUPENLAZ, 78, of 129 Main Street, died at 12:50 am, Friday, March 16, 1979, in Williamsport Hospital, where she was admitted February 27. Born March 9, 1901, at Mansfield, she was a daughter of Ernest and Rosa Groh Jupenlaz. Miss Jupenlaz taught home economics in Chautaugau County, NY, and at the Liberty and Wellsboro High Schools. She also worked as an advisor of home economics education in Tioga, Cameron and Potter counties and served on several committees involving the Future Homemakers of America. She was graduated from Mansfield Normal School, now Mansfield State College, in 1922. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University. She was a member of Wellsboro United Methodist Church. She also was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Wellsboro. Surviving are two sisters, Miss Elise Jupenlaz of Mansfield and Mrs. Helen J. Beard of Tallahassee, Fla. and two brothers, Henry and Ernest Jupenlaz both of Mansfield. The funeral was held Monday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The Rev. George Barto III, her pastor, officiated.
KNAPP, Helen [SRGP 54605] - Mrs. Helen Knapp Slingerland, aged 37 years, wife of Colie Slingerland, died Sunday night at the Packer Hospital at Sayre, after an illness of three months. She was a daughter of Hiram and Eliza Knapp. About 19 years ago she was married to Colie Slingerland, who with one son, Warren and two daughters, Lucille and Thelma, survive. She is also survived by her mother and five sisters, Mrs. Cora Jackson, Mrs. Leda Shaw, Mrs. Myrtle Van Ness, Mrs. Leon Matteson, Mrs. Isola Harrer and six brothers, Robert and Irvin Knapp of Mansfield, and Ernest, Fred, Albert, and Deloss , of Elmira. - Wellsboro Agitator, May 24, 1939, p.2
McDOWELL, Robert - Prominent Young Man Passes Away in Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, Following Brief Illness—Taking Last Year of Advanced Teachers’ Course at Syracuse University.
Mansfield was shocked and deeply saddened yesterday when the news reached here of the death of Robert McDowell in the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, was ill a short time suffering from an attack of typhoid fever. Mr. McDowell, or "Bob" as he was known by everyone in Mansfield and vicinity, was one of the most promising young men of the community, and as well liked as known. He was the son of Charles McDowell, the local implement dealer, and was born in Mansfield about 22 years ago, and has always made this place his home. He was prominent in local affairs, both civic and church, and in the local fraternity of Masons. He was a graduate of the local high school, the Mansfield Normal, and had been a very successful teacher in the schools of Jersey Shore.
He was about to return to Syracuse University to take his last year in the advanced teachers’ course. During his summer vacation Robert had been helping his father in the implement store here, and before returning to his studies though he would take a short vacation. While at Hawley, near Scranton, he was taken ill, but kept up until he reached Elmira, where he entered the hospital. The disease was severe from the beginning and was pronounced serious at the time he entered the institution for treatment, but hope was held that he might recover. However, Tuesday morning his father was summoned to his bedside. Later news of his death reached here. There was perhaps no better liked boy in Mansfield than Robert McDowell. Always of a cheery nature, he had a smile and a pleasant word for everyone with whom he came in contact. In the schools he attended he was one of the foremost in studies, as well as school affairs, and after graduation when he started his teaching career, he gave promise of reaching a high position, leaving a fine place in Jersey Shore to continue studies in college, where his ability was quickly recognized, and he was given honors that fall to few young men. His family has the sincerest sympathy of the entire community. He is survived by his father, Charles McDowell and Mrs. McDowell and a half-sister, Laura May. Funeral will be from the house Friday at 2 p.m. in charge of Masons. (handwritten on article Sept. 14, 1923)
|MUDGE - GLADYS A. STILWELL
Gladys A. Stilwell, 89, a resident of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, formerly of Mansfield, died Monday, Oct. 2, 1989, at the nursing home. Born Nov. 29, 1899, in Richmond Township, she was the daughter of Orris and Dorcas Monro Mudge. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. Preceding her in death was her husband, Albert in 1937; a daughter, Lois Wilcox in 1986; and a granddaughter, Nancy Evans Sobo in 1984. Surviving are three sons, Arthur of Painted Post, NY, Merle of Indiana, Pa. and Donald of Millerton; two daughters, Mrs. Leslie (Clarice) Evans and Mrs. Bryce (Ninita) Jones, both of Mansfield; son-in-law, Jack Wilcox of Wellsboro; brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Cole Mudge of Mansfield; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Irene Wells of Mansfield and Mrs. Ninita Stilwell of Lisle, Illinois; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Wilston Funeral Home in Mansfield at 11 am. The Rev. Thomas Searfoss will officiate. Burial will be made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Mansfield First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.
NARES, Mary Keeney [SRGP 85628]
Mrs. Mary Nares Keeney, 53, died Wednesday afternoon, April 7, 1954 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Lewis and Anna Nares. For many years, she was associated with her mother in operating a tavern in this community. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband, C. Wilmot; one son, Jerry, at home, and one brother, Lewis of Mansfield. Services were held Sunday at the funeral home, 18 North Main Street, with the Rev. John Hays and the Rev. David Griffith, Prospect Cemetery.
PRECIT - Roy W. Precit of 680 Perine St., Elmira, formerly of Mansfield. Funeral Wednesday at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home at 2 p.m., the Rev. David Griffiths officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Complete obituary will follow next week. - Mansfield Advertiser, June 1958
PRECIT - Roy W. Precit of 680 Perine St., Elmira, NY, died June 22, 1958, age 56 years. He was a former resident of Mansfield. A member of the Baptist Church, a graduate of Mansfield High School. Survived by wife, Mrs. Doris Precit; mother, Mrs. Blanche Precit; daughter, Mrs. Harry Hoyt of Elmira; son, Richard Precit of Albuquerque, NM; five grandchildren. Services at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Mansfield Advertiser, June 1958
ROUNDS, SOPHRONA- S. BACHMAN, 95, FUNERAL DIRECTOR
Sophrona R. Bachman, 95, of the Mennonite Home, 1520 Harrisburg Pike, and formerly of Strasburg, died of natural causes at the home on Sunday. She had lived there since 1994. She was the wife of Donald "Brick" Bachman, who died in 1980. She and her husband owned and operated the Bachman Funeral Home in Strasburg. They were the sixth generation in their family to run the business.
Published on April 7, 1997, Lancaster New Era (PA)
SCHIPBANKER, Frances [SRGP 83132] - Miss Frances Schipbanker, age 71, of Wellsboro, formerly of Mansfield, died Friday, May 25, 1973, at the Hash Convalescent Home. Private funeral and burial in Syracuse, NY. Arrangements by Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro. She is survived by a sister, Miss Elinor Schipbanker of Wellsboro. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Assn. - Wellsboro Gazette, May 31, 1973
SHAW, Nelson B. [SRGP 35856] - Nelson B. Shaw, 56, Laurelton, PA, a teacher in the Western Area Joint School at that place, died unexpectedly Tues. at 9:30 p.m. at his home in Millmont, PA. Mr. Shaw had taught school Tuesday as usual. He was stricken in the evening at home, dying almost instantly. A veteran of World War I, he saw considerable duty in France. Born in Mansfield on April 14, 1900, he was the son of the late John Shaw. He was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College and received his Masters degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1935. A member of the Methodist Church of Laurelton, he taught the Men's Bible Class of the Sunday School. He was a member of the West End Fair Association. He had lived in Laurelton since 1935. Mr. Shaw was a member of F&AM Lodge at Tunkhannock. He was active in Boy Scouts and served on several committees of the scout council of the area. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Libby Shaw; three sons, Duain, in Army Service in Germany; Nelson Byron Jr. and Wilford, at home; two daughters, Donita and Kathie, at home; four brothers, Lester and Edson of Mansfield, John H. of Milton, and Llewellyn of Syracuse; two sisters, Martha Shaw of Swarthmore and Mrs. Esther Ferrer of Brooklyn, NY. Funeral arrangements in charge of John H. Shaw Funeral Service of Milton were held at Laurelton Methodist Church on Saturday. - Mansfield Advertiser, 3 April 1957, p.1
SMITH - ANSON J. SMITH, 64, OF 725 Windsor Ave., Elmira, died Friday, Sept. 21, 1962. He was a right-of-way agent for the New York State Electric & Gas Corp. He had been employed by the utility for 42 years. Mr. Smith, in his youth lived for a number of years in the home of Mr. & Mrs. George Shipman of Mansfield. He was a graduate of Mansfield High School and was president of his graduating class. He was a member of Mansfield Lodge, F & AM, the Quarter Century Club of the New York State Electric & Gas Corp., and a charter member of Austin-Cox Post, American Legion, of Mansfield. He was a member of Lake St. Presbyterian Church. He is survived by wife, Mrs. Velma Clark Smith; brother, Rayburn of Lancaster, NY. Funeral was held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Monday at 2 pm, the Rev. David Griffiths officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Employees of the New York State Electric & Gas Corp., with whom he had worked, attended the funeral in a body.
SMITH, Ross Otto (SRGP 057175) - Ross O. Smith, 89, of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, formerly of RD1, Mansfield, died Saturday, June 16. Born Oct. 19, 1900, in Richmond Township, he was the son of Albert B. and Cora Cleveland Smith. Smith was a 67-year member of the North Elk Run Grange as well as Friendship Lodge #247 F&AM Royal Arch Chapter, the Williamsport Consistory, the Irem Temple, and Arbon Lodge #489 IOOF of Covington. He was a lifetime resident of Richmond Township where he was a well-known dairy farmer on his family homestead farm. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Charlotte Smith of Mansfield; brother, Lee J. Smith of Mansfield; grandchildren, Russell, Suzanne, Roy, and Sandra Smith; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were at Scureman Funeral Home Monday, June 18, with services there on Tuesday, June 19. The Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin officiated. Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 20, 1990, p.42
EDSON C. STRANGE
MAINESBURG--Edson C. Strange, 90, 404 Cheswick Place, Rosemont, Delaware County, formerly of Mainesburg, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1992, in Broomall, Delaware County. He was inducted into the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame in May 1988 for his high school coaching work. Strange began teaching biology and coaching in Westfield, Potter County, in 1923. He taught biology for 42 years and also was a cross-country coach at Upper Darby High School, Delaware County. Strange was a tutor, counselor and coach at Camp Susquehannock, Brackney, Susquehanna County, during the summers of 1935-1975. He attended the former Mansfield Normal School, now Mansfield University, and earned his bachelor's (BS) and master's (BM) degrees in education from the University of Illinois. He began his teaching and coaching career in Westfield in 1923. Strange was a member of Westfield Lodge 477, F&AM. Born May 18, 1901, he was a son of John C. and Alice Gray Strange. His wife of 41 years, the former Marion White, died in 1978. Surviving are two daughters, Nancy and Kenneth Noblette, of Media, Delaware County, and Judith and Philip Palmer, of Chesterfield, NH; one brother, John G., of Mainesburg, and four grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 pm Sunday, Jan. 12, in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, with the Rev. Eugene Charsky, pastor of State Road Baptist Church, officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Patterson-Cavanaugh's, Media. Memorial donations may be made to the Edson C. Strange Scholarship Fund, c/o Judith Palmer, Box 288, West Chesterfield, NH 03466, or to State Road Bapist Church, PO Box 247, Mainesburg, Pa 16932.
MALCOLM R. STRANGE
Malcolm R. Strange, age 82 of 7 Katherine Street, Brunswick, Maine died on Saturday, August 10 in a Brunswick Hospital. He was born in Mansfield, Pa. September 28, 1902 the son of Charles and Mattie Rumsey Strange. He attended Mansfield Schools and graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College. On March 28, 1932, he married Mary Shea who died in 1976. During their married life they resided in the New England States, New York, and Pennsylvania, moving to Brunswick in 1943. He was employed by Lane Construction Company in Maine for 42 years retiring as Assistant Superintendent. Surviving are 3 sons, Malcolm C. Strange and William D. Strange both of Brunswick and Gerald E. Strange of Bowdoinham, Maine, 1 sister, Mary Alice Sweeley of Mansfield; 7 grandchildren, and 5 step grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 13 at the United Methodist Church at Brunswick. Interment was in St. John's Cemetery also in Brunswick. Arrangements by Stetson's Funeral Home, Brunswick, Maine.
Note - I have not resolved the issue of Joe's presence on the class lists of 1920 for both the high school and the normal schol, but his is not an error.
WILCOX - Rev. C. Hildreth Wilcox - Word has been received here of the recent death of C. Hildreth Wilcox of Upper Lake, California, who died March 22, 1983 in Hollywood, Fla. He was born Dec. 28, 1902, in Sullivan Township, and was raised in Covington, His parents were the late Mr. & Mrs. Herrick [Blanche Harvey] Wilcox. He attended Mansfield State College, University of Pennsylvania, Practical Bible Training School in Binghamton, NY, and the Northern Baptist Seminary in Chicago, where he received his bachelor’s degree in divinity. In 1928 he married Lina A. Knapp in Elmira, NY. The Rev. Wilcox was active in the formation of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches serving on the governing council for 14 years. In 1953, the Wilcox family moved to Lake County, California, and started the Meteor Ranch Bible Conference. He was the founding pastor of the Clear Lake Baptist Church of Lakeport, and in 1971 he became one of the founders of Deep Valley Christian School of Redwood Valley. Following his retirement, a home was purchased in Hollywood, Fla. Where the couple have been wintering since 1973. During his retirement Pastor Wilcox has served as interim pastor of the Grace Baptist Church of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. And has been pulpit supply pastor for many other churches in California and Florida. Survivors include his wife Lina, daughter, Alice, Cherry Valley, Cal.; a sister, Lucile Zimmer, Covington; sons, the Rev. Conrad Wilcox, Wheaton, Ill., the Rev. David Wilcox, Elkhart, Ill, Gordon Wilcox and Donald Wilcox, both of Upper Lake, Calif.; 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held in Hollywood, Fla. And Lakeport, Calif. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 23, 1983
Jobs Corners Cemetery, Jackson Township
WOOD. Bernice - Mrs. Manley S. Rumsey - Bernice G. Rumsey of Millerton died on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1982. She was a member of the Daggett United Methodist church and also the East Sullivan Grange. She is survived by her husband, Manley S. Rumsey; daughter, Norma DePew of Alburn, NY; son, Winston M. Rumsey of Mainesburg; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Wood of Addison, NY. Funeral and committal services were held Saturday afternoon, Jan. 16, with the Rev. Max Furman officiating. Interment in the Jobs Corners Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 20, 1982
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