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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Clippings, Obituary,  & Scrapbook Section

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Mainesburg Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA
Obituaries

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Photos by Joyce M. Tice
June/July 2001
Obituaries, Clippings and Photos Collected  by Joyce M. Tice
For her Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project.
Please submit any additional clippings or photos that you have available. 

 

 

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option.
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

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.

 

SRGP ID Added in parentheses by Joyce M .Tice if included in her Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are researching or descended from any of those so designated, it is requested that you share your research with Joycs's SRGP if you have not already done so. That is the price I ask for making this site available. It is your opportunity to share in the cost of creating this site and reward Joyce just a tad for making this enormous body of resource available to you. It is a way to pay your dues in a small way for use of this site. Please reference the SRGP ID and the page you found this on the site, when you write to me. For women listed under a married alias, I have provided her real name, if I know it. 

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SATTELY,  Cecilia (SRGP 76331)- Cecilia "Sis" Seiser of Mainesburg, PA , passed away on Monday, July 25, 2016 at the Bradford County Manor in Troy PA. She was 89. Sis was born on February 15, 1927 in Oradell, N.J. to Paul and Cecilia (Schneider) Sattely. She grew up in NJ, the Bronx and Flushing N.Y., where she lived much of her life. She got her BA in Education with a major in Occupational Therapy, and a MA in Occupational Therapy and Counseling, both from NYU. Sis worked for the Veterans Administration Hospital in the Bronx, NY, finally retiring from the position of Coordinator of Rehabilitation Medicine Service. She also taught OT related classes at NYU and at Columbia University, and presented at professional conferences. Sis received several awards and honors for her contributions throughout her career. She and her husband migrated to Mainesburg where they had a house built on Seymour Hill Road. They shared many happy and active years in that community. Intelligent, warm and preferring a homespun lifestyle, Sis enjoyed stewarding their land, growing vegetables kitchen arts and quilting. She volunteered at the Southern Tier Food Bank and at Holy Child Catholic Church where she founded their Medical Ministry program. She is survived by a step son and step daughter-in-law, Bradley and Barbee Seiser of Redding, CA; a step daughter and step son-in-law, Deborah and Carlo Ferrara of Smithtown, NY; two nieces, Virginia Cecilia Sattely and Diana Marie Craycraft; a nephew Michael Frank Sattely; and seven great nieces and nephews. Sis was predeceased by her husband Bernard Seiser in 1997; her brother Paul John Sattely; and nephew Paul John 'Skip' Sattely Jr. and his wife Christina (Soldt) Sattely, both who had lived with her part time. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 11 AM at Holy Child Church, 237 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA., with Rev. Bryan Wright as celebrant. Burial will be held at Mainesburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers it is best to donate to charities above, which she supported: The Holy Child Catholic Church, earmark for its Medical Ministry. Please mail to its address above; and/or the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave, Elmira, NY 14903. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, July 27, 2016

 

Francis Ray SCOUTEN (SRGP 10417)
Francis Ray Scouten was born on October 29, 1879, on the Scouten farm in Sullivan.  He was the son of Harmon and Estella Shelton Scouten. He was a genial, hard working man having worked on the Resettlement job at Fall Brook until shortly before his death.  He was handicapped from birth by a very serious hernia and has recently suffered from a heart ailment, which was the cause of his death.  He diedon Monday, January 18, 1937.  The funeral was held from the Mainesburg Church on Friday, January 22, Rev. F. I. Smith officiating.  Rev Smith stressed the great truth that all physical bodies must return to dust from whence they came, but the spirit would return to a loving and merciful God, who gave it.  He said this was true because the Bible said so.  Rev. Smith likened Death as the Great Leveler that equalizes all.  He expressed deep sympathy for the sorrowing ones which helped to comfort the saddened hearts. The casket was covered with beautiful flowers from friends and neighbors and his fellow workers at Fall Brook. Ray leaves to mourn his passing a son, Harry, of Syracuse, N.Y.; a daughter, Mary Helen Norwood, of Elmira Heights; fourteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a large circle of friends. The funeral service was conducted by Wilfred Shaw.  Interment was in the family plot in Mainesburg Cemetery.

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SCOUTEN Harmon A. (SRGP 09436)

Harmon A. Scouten a life-long resident of Sullivan, died January 4, after a brief illness.  Had he lived until February 2, he would have been 65 years of age.  In 1877 he married Miss Estella Shelton, who died Jan. 14, 1909.  He leaves one son, Ray, two grandchildren, Harry and Mary Helen, one great-granddaughter, Mary Laura Dunn, and one sister Mrs. Julius Rumsey, of Bentley Creek.  Wellsboro Agitator, 22 Jan 1919   Rumsey Bible gives marriage date as 27 AUG 1876

 

SCOUTEN, RAY (SRGP 10417)
Ray Scouten 67, was found dead at the home of his cousin, Ward Gardner, at Mainesburg, about 1:30 p.m. Monday by Russell McConnell, who went to the Gardner home to take Mr. Scouten to the Blossburg hospital. His body was lying across the bed where he had evidently fallen while dressing. He had been in ill health for some time but was apparently as well as usual when Mr. Gardner left for work in the morning. It is thought he had been dead about two hours. Coroner William F. White, of Wellsboro, attributed death to natural causes from a heart condition. Mr. Scouten was a son of Harmon and Stella Shelton Scouten and was born on the Scouten homestead in Sullivan township and spent his life in that vicinity. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Edward Norwood, of Elmira Heights, N. Y.; a son Harry of Syracuse; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral serevices will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m.in the Mainesburg Church, the Rev. F. I. Smith officiating. Burial in the Mainesburg Cemetery.

PAUL L. SEMPLER (SRGP 38915)
 Paul L. Sempler, 73, of Millerton, Pa. died Friday, Feb. 8, 1985 at his home. He was born May 3, 1911 in Montoursville, Lycoming County, Pa. to Charles N. and Ruth Haight Sempler. He was a member of the Jackson Center United Methodist Church, near Millerton and a retired employee of Chemung Produce Company at Elmira, NY. Surviving are: his wife, Leona Austin Sempler; son, Edward C. Sempler of Millerton, Pa; two daughters, Paulette D. Sempler of Leesburg, Virginia and Susan C. Sempler at home; sister, Mrs. Dorothy Shope of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews. Friends were invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, Pa. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 1985 from 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral services were held at the funeral home Sunday, Feb. 10, 1985 at 2 pm with The Rev. Max Furman, his pastor, officiating.  Burial was in Mainesburg Cemetery, Mainesburg, Pa.

DONALD A. SEYMOUR (SRGP 13254)
 Donald A. Seymour, age 68 of Mansfield RD 3, died on Saturday, January 28, 1978 at his home.  Cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the head, according to Mansfield State Police.  Mr. Seymour has been despondent because of ill health, police said. He was born August 20, 1909 in Mainesburg, the son of Ernest and Mary Richmond Seymour.  He was a veteran of World War II and he served in the Pacific in Guadalcanal and New Guinea.  He was a former employee of the Mansfield Novelty Works. He is survived by two brothers, George Seymour of Flint, NY and Stanley Seymour of Mainesburg; one sister, Mrs. Doris Bullard of Elmira; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. Dick Williams officiating.  Burial in the Mainesburg Cemetery.
 

MRS. ELLEN M. SEYMOUR (SRGP 05063) Mrs. Ellen Maria Seymour passed peacefully away on Thursday morning, March 29, 1906, at the home of her daughter, after a lingering illness of many months. She was born in Ohio on July 1, 1833. She spent her early years in northern Ohio. She was married to George W. Seymour in Wellsboro, Tioga County PA., on November 17, 1856, and immediately settled on a farm near Mainesburg., where they lived until his death on May 20, 1884. She was the mother of six children, all of whom are living, viz: Mrs. Mary Bartlett, Mrs. Emma Blair, Mrs. Florence Rumsey, and Ernest, Clayton and Clyde. She was a good mother and did what she could to make her children honorable and useful members of society. Her deeds of kindness endeared her to her neighbors. She had been a consistent member of the Methodist church since her 18th year, and loved to work in Sunday School and church so long as her strength allowed her to give her time to them, and retained an abiding faith until the end, as was evidenced by the patience with which she bore her suffering. (Note from JMT - Her birth name was SEYMOUR also and she married a SEYMOUR) I have only a photocopy of a photocopy of a photo and have been unsuccessful in obtaining a better quality image to commemorate Ellen. If you can provide a better quality photo, I'll be very appreciative. Ellen deserves to be shown at her best. 

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Ernest A. SEYMOUR [SRGP 05068]
Ernest A. Seymour, 83, of Mansfield RD 3.  Saturday, Mar. 6, 1948.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Nellie Naragon of Geneva, Mrs. Vera Barden of Penn Yan, Mrs. Doris Bullard of Troy RD 2; sons, George of Keuka Park, Hugh of Penn Yan, Donald of Mansfield RD 3, and Stanley of Mainesburg RD 1; brothers, Clayton, Mainesburg, and Clyde of Troy; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.  The body is at the Soper & Vickery Funeral Home in Troy and will be removed to the Mainesburg Methodist Church for services Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Allen W. Sours.  Mainesburg Cemetery.

SEYMOUR-  BARTLETT - Mrs. Mary J.  Bartlett [SRGP 05065] of Mainesburg.  Body is at the Soper Funeral home, Troy, and Thursday will be taken to Mainesburg Methodist church for funeral at 11 a.m..  The Rev. Paula Jaynes-Mainesburg Cemetery(May 10-13, 1943)

SEYMOUR - Mrs. Mary J. Bartlett, [SRGP 05065]  aged 85 years, died on May 10(?) at her home in Mainesburg. The funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m., Rev. Paul Jaynes will officiate; burial in the Mainesburg cemetery. Survivors include a son, Walter G., of Wellsboro; a daughter, Evelyn at home; brothers, Clayton Seymour, of Mainesburg; Clyde, of Columbia Cross Roads; Ernest, of Mansfield; a granddaughter, Mrs. Gladys Doane, of Knoxville and two great granddaughters, Patricia and Kathleen Doane, of Knoxville. - Wellsboro Agitator, 12 May 1943

SHAW - Mrs. Nettie Shaw Smith, [SRGP 07692] aged 86 years, of Mainesburg, died Wednesday, July 23 [1947]. She is survived by a son, Ralph, of Mass.; several grandchildren, including Mrs. Wanda Hendricks of Mansfield; several great grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday; burial in the Mainesburg cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, 30 July 1947

SHELTON, Ann - (SRGP 13205)  Mansfield Advertiser 14th Jul 1886 obituary abstract: Mrs. Oliver Lovell died Mainesburg Sunday of a stroke suffered last Friday.
Rosina Smith Diary 06 JUL 1886 "Mrs. Lovel was buried today."

Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\cw100.gifSHELTON - Robert G. Shelton, (SRGP 07121) of Mainesburg, died at the home of his son-in-law, David Bryan, in Athens, last Saturday night about 11 o'clock, of hemorrhage of the stomach, aged 67 years. The remains were brought to Mainesburg Monday and the funeral was held Tuesday at the church at 2 o'clock.
 

SHELTON - SULLIVAN (SRGP 9440) Mrs. Stella Scouten died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Charles Horton, No. 607 south Main Street, Elmira, N.Y. on January 14. The funeral was held from her late home in Sullivan, on January 16. Burial was in the Mainesburg Cemetery. Her last words were:"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for Thy rod and Thy staff shall comfort and sustain me." There survive, her husband, one son, Ray; two brothers, Roland Shelton of Elmira, Joseph Shelton of Jackson Summit and four sisters, Mrs. Charles Horton of Elmira; Mrs. D. W. Bryan of Gillett; Mrs. L. C. Gardner of Sullivan, and Mrs. Sallie Seelye of Mansfield, and a large number of other relatives, and friends, who sincerely mourn her departure.

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Candace J. "Candy" SKORESKI  (SRGP 27903)
ELMIRA | Candace J. "Candy" Skoreski of South Avenue, Elmira age 57 passed peacefully from this life on Saturday May 3, 2003 at her home following a recent injury. Originally from Mainesburg, PA, Candy was born on January 5, 1946. She enjoyed many interests including her love of animals, hiking in the Adirondack Mountains, a strong love of nature and the Arts. Her devotion to her loving family took precedence in her life. She retired from Corning Inc. following over 36 years of dedicated service as a Program Assistant. Her strong work ethic led her to employment as office manager for H&R Block during her retirement. Candy was an active member of the Elmira-Corning Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals as well as the CPS Society of New York. 
Surviving is her loving family. Her mother, Delores Doane, Elmira: a sister and brother-in-law, Gloria (Willie) Crumb, Pine City; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dial (Sheila) Skoreski, Corning; and Kurt (Priscilla) Skorczewski, Horseheads, nieces and nephews, David Crumb, Lori (Tony) Negri, Darcy (Marty) Mucci, Debbie (Robert) Quigley, and Kerry Skoreski; great nieces and great nephews, Nicholas & Brent Mucci, Alex Crumb, Andrew & Lola Quigley, and Dakota Glosser. Candy was predeceased by her father, Joseph Skoreski in 1952, her brother Terrence Skoreski in 1963, her niece Kelly Jo Skoreski in 2003, and her long time friend and companion, Phillip Shea in 2000. 
Following cremation at the Northern Bradford Crematory, Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday May 7, 2003 from 2-4 PM. A Celebration Service to honor Candy's life will follow the visitation at 4PM. Her ashes will be buried in the family plot in the Mainesburg Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA at her family's convenience. Memorial donations may be directed to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903 or the Mainesburg Cemetery Assoc. c/o Gloria Crumb 164 Combs Hill Rd, Pine City, NY 14871 in Candy's memory.

 

SKORESKI TERRENCE [SRGP 27902]
Auto Death Halts Marriage – Mainesburg Man Killed in Crash 6 Days Before Wedding – Terrence E. Skoreski, 23, of Mainesburg, who was to be married next Saturday (17 Aug. 1963), died Sunday (11Aug. 1963) at 5:07 PM of injuries received earlier in the day when his car overturned twice on Rt. 6 near Mansfield. Mr. Skoreski was engaged to Miss Sandra Townsend, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Townsend of Mansfield. He was the son of Mrs. Delores Skoreski of Mainesburg and the late Mr. Skoreski. Mr. Skoreski died at Blossburg State Hospital where he was taken at 2:15 AM. Death was attributed to head and neck injuries. Trooper Joseph E. Cole of the Mansfield State Police substation said Mr. Skoreski was driving east to his Mainesburg home when the car went out of control on a curve two miles east of Mansfield. The 1963 Pontiac went off the left side of the highway, hit an embankment, crossed a private driveway and rolled over twice before coming to rest on its top. The car was demolished. Mr. Skoreski was a graduate of Mansfield High School and a 1963 graduate of Mansfield State College. He was to start teaching at Olean next month. He worked part-time at the A&P store in Mansfield.

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SKORESKI – Terrence Skoreski, 23, of Mainesburg, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 1963. He was a member of the Mainesburg Methodist Church. Survived by mother, Mrs. Delores Skoreski of Mainesburg; sisters, Mrs. Wilbur Crumb of Horseheads, Miss Candy Jo Skoreski at home; brothers, Dial and Kurt Skoreski, both at home. Body at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield. Calling hours: today 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 PM, the Rev. Richard V. Landis and the Rev. Richard Jones. Mainesburg Cemetery.

SMITH, Adelbert Chandler (SRGP 04460) - DELBERT C. SMITH, 89, of Mainesburg, PA, died Saturday, March 18, 1961. Survived by wife, Mrs. May Ripley Smith; sons, Keith Ripley of Mansfield Rd, Aaron Smith of Mainesburg; daughter, Mrs. LeRoy Yerry of Endwell, NY; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Body at Shaw & Robena funeral Home, Mansfield. Calling hour: today and Monday 7-9 pm. Funeral there Tuesday at 2 pm, the Rev. E. Gene Callihan. Mainesburg Cemetery.

SMITH, AARON R. (SRGP 13365)
 Age 81 of Mainesburg, PA RD 1, Friday, October 5, 1984 in the Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport, PA.  Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield Sunday evening 7-9 pm.  Funeral there Monday at 1 pm, the Rev. Win Green officiated.  Burial in Mainesburg Cemetery.  Survived by his wife, Margaret Webster Smith; four daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Betty) Rice of Wabasso, FL, Mr. Geraldine Worden of Sebastian, FL, Mrs. Marian Talbot of Roseland, FL and Mrs. James (Juanita) Junod of Williamsport, PA; seven sons, Ellsworth of Millerton, Wendell of Corning, Wilbur of Wellsboro, Roger D. of Mansfield, Kenneth of Mainesburg, Theodore of LaPlata, MD and Chester of Mainesburg; 28 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren.  Member of the State Road Baptist Church and a former member of the Former Mansfield Joint School Board for 18 years.  He was a retired farmer.  Born August 23, 1903 in Sullivan Township, PA the son of Delbert and May Ripley Smith.  The family will furnish the flowers.  Those who wish may make donations to the Annette Smith Memorial Park Fund.

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SMITH - Annette D. Smith, age 14 [SRGP 13373] of Mainesburg, RD#1, died Saturday, May 8, 1976 unexpectedly. Funeral services were held at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Tuesday with interment at the Mainesburg Cemetery. She is survived by parents, Kenneth and Nancy Bennett Smith, two sisters, Lori and Natalie, both at home; maternal grandmother, Mrs. N.W. Bennett of Easton, PA; paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs.. Aaron R. Smith of Mainesburg; paternal great-grandmother, Ada Raby of Philadelphia; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. N.W. Bennett of S. Pekin, Illinois. She was a member of Bakerburg Community church and the Mainesburg 4-H Club. she was a student in the eighth grade at Mansfield Junior-Senior High School. - Wellsboro Gazette, May 12, 1976

SMITH - Bolt, Elouise M. (SRGP 06988)
Age 65, of Mainesburg, died on Saturday, July 23, 1983, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. She was born Feb. 28, 1918 in Mansfield, the daughter of Bert and Sarah Haynes Smith. She was the widow of Harold Bolt, who died in 1974. She is survived by five sons, David and Donald, both of Millerton, Jack, Jessie and Fred all of Mainesburg; Five sisters, Mrs. Ada White and Mrs. Edith Brooks, both of Elmira, NY., Mrs. Sada Griffin, of Mansfield, Mrs. Howard ( Jennie) Wilson of Elmira, Mrs. Eleanor Wright of Millerton; Three brothers, Bert Smith of Millerton, William Smith of Mansfield, Kenneth Smith of Stroudsburg, and 17 grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. Edwin Green, pastor of the Mainesburg Methodist Church officiating. Burial in the Mainesburg Cemetery.

SMITH, Charles [SRGP 04259] - The funeral of Mr. Charles Smith, Sr., was held at Mainesburg last Tuesday. Mr. Smith was an old resident of that village, having gone there when the place was in its infancy. He was eighty-one years old at the time of his death. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 29, 1885

SMITH, Charles [SRGP 04259] Mansfield Advertiser 23rd Sep 1885: Charles Smith, Sr. died at Sylvania last Sunday Age 85 y 8 m ddd., funeral Sept 22nd at Mainesburg.
 

SMITH WELCH, ELLA (SRGP 03618)
In memory of Mrs. Ella Smith Welch, whose death occurred September 17, 1932, an organ has been donated to the Rutland Hill Church, and through the kindness of Grant Fethers was delivered there last week. Some time previous to the death of Mrs. Welch, who was a direct descendant of the Mansfield family, she wrote to a relative, Ross Watkins, of Owego, N.Y., requesting information concerning the history of the Mansfields. His reply, which may be of interest to persons of this community, follows:

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THE MANSFIELD FAMILY
As far as our vision extends back into the dim past, we find the Mansfield family located as follows: Amos Mansfield, Senior, was born in one of the eastern states, likely Massachussetts, in 1775. He was later married to Susanna Powers, of Lawrenceville, Pa., in Westminster, Vermont. Rev. Amos Mansfield was born in Dummerston, Vermont, Windom County, March 2, 1800, and died in Roseville, Pa., December 7, 1888. He came over the Green Mountains of Vermont to Onondaga County, N.Y., to what is now Syracuse, and which then consisted of a salt marsh and a few small houses, situated in the town of DeWitt, where he did some of his first preaching; he having entered the ministry at the age of 19. There he remained until 1825 when he married Miss Eliza Thompson, of DeWitt, N.Y., and removed to Chenango County, where he remained and preached ten years, and Jane Mansfield Tanner was born in Guilford, that county, and I think some other children were born there. In 1835 he moved to Tioga County PA., with his family and settled on a farm at Rutland Hill, near the village of Roseville. His first sermon here was preached in a barn on Burton Hill, two years previous to building the first church in Rutland Township on part of his farm, now known as the Rutland Hill church. In those days he served the churches of Canton, Monroeton, Towanda, Ulster, Springfield, Troy, Smithfield, Armenia, Mansfield and Covington. His wife, Eliza Thompson Mansfield, died in 1864, a most devoted Christian woman. Other children of Amos Mansfield, Senior, were Louise Pier of Kanona, near Bath, N.Y. She and her family are all dead. Then was Susanne, wife of Harris Soper, of Rutland. She had two sons and three daughters, all gone but two granddaughters and two grandsons. Another son and daughter were born later, and they lived on the Harris Soper homestead. Louise Pier was born at Charlmont, Mass., in 1808. In 1838, Amos Mansfield, Senior, and Susanne, his wife. Oren Mansfield, 22 years of age, Sally Mansfield, 19 years old, and an infant daughter of Susanne Soper, wife of Harris Soper, five people in all, died of a virulent form of smallpox in 36 days. Susanne Soper, having been vaccinated, escaped. They were all taken to the little lot back of the house on the Soper farm and buried as fast as they died. One night two were dead in the house at once.

SMITH -  ELOUISE M. BOLT
Age 65 of Mainesburg, Pa., RD 1, Saturday, July 23, 1983 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 11 a.m., Rev. Edwin green, Pastor of Mainesburg Methodist Church, officiating. Burial in Mainesburg Cemetery. Survived by five sons, David and Donald both of Millerton RD 2, Jack, Jessie and Fred all of Mainesburg, Pa.; five sisters, Mrs. Ada White and Mrs. Edith Brooks both of Elmira, Mrs. Sada Griffin of Mansfield, Mrs. Howard (Jennie)Wilson of Elmira, Mrs. Eleanor Wright of Millerton; three brothers, Bert Smith of Millerton, William Smith of Mansfield, Kenneth Smith of Stroudsburg, Pa; 17 grandchildren. She was the widow of Harold Bolt who died in 1974 and she was born February 28, 1918 in Mansfield the daughter of Bert and Sarah Haynes Smith.

LEIBY, MRS. FRANCES SMITH. (SRGP 4497)
 Mrs. Frances S. Leiby, who resided in Mainesburg for many years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl M. Bradford, in Canton, Bradford Co., Saturday morning, after a brief illness of pneumonia.  She was 76 years of age, and was the wife of J. G. Leiby.  She moved from Mainesburg to Canton with her husband six years ago.  The funeralwas held at the Mainesburg Methodist Church, Reverend F. I. Smith officiating, assisted by Rev. J. W. Faust, of the Canton Methodist church, yesterday afternoon.  Besides herhusband there survive the following children:  Mrs. Bardford, Mrs. Arthur Hagar of Troy, Arthur Leiby of Alba, and Hosmer Leiby of Granville.

LEIBY, MRS. FRANKIE SMITH (SRGP 4497)
 Mrs. Frankie Smith Leiby, of Canton, who was buried here on Tuesday last, was another of our former and beloved residents who have come home for their last sleep.  Our schools, our church and our Sunday school formerly owed much to her talent and willing work.  She is survived by her life-long companion and husband, Jonathan Leiby, two sons, Hosmer, of Granville, Pa., Arthur of Alba, Pa., two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Hagar, of Troy, R.F.D., and Mrs. Celia Leiby, of Canton; two sisters, Mrs. Flora Maynard, of Gillett, and Mrs. Mittie Day, of Florida; one brother, Hosmer Smith, of Morris, N.J., besides many friends and relatives.

SMITH, FRANK (SRGP 4487)
 Frank Smith, aged 78, a prominent resident of Sullivan township, a brother of Mrs. Kelley Knowlton, of Canoe Camp, and father-in-law of Verne Sumner, of this place, died Friday in Blossburg.  He is survived by his widow and three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Sumner, of Rochester; Mrs. Ethel Canedy, of Elmira, and Miss Gladys Smith, at home; one son, Paul Smith, of Troy; two brothers, Dennis Smith, of Troy, and Chauncey Smith, of Florida; three sisters, Mrs. George Lay, of Sylvania; Mrs. Kelley Knowlton, of Canoe Camp, and Mrs. Ellen Borden of Benton Harbor, Mich.  Harry Smith, proprietor of the Hotel Smith, at Mansfield, is a grandson.  Mr. Smith was a son of the late Ephriam Smith of Mainesburg, who built the large brick home at Mainesburg, one of the finest houses in the county, now owned by Fred Welch.  The funeral was held at the family home Sunday at ? a.m., the Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating; interment in the Mainesburg cemetery.  (Handwritten date – Jan. 1932)

GEORGE SMITH (SRGP 03205) Another Old and Esteemed Citizen of Sullivan Passes Away George Smith was born on December 29, 1832, and died at his home in Gray Valley, Sullivan Township, February 23, 1908. His parents were among the pioneer settlers of Tioga County, and his entire life had been passed in the township where he died. In March, 1852, he married Mary A. Tears, and for more than fifty-five years they lived and worked together. Mrs. Smith was called from husband, children and earthly friends only five weeks before, and it may be said that they, who in life had so cheerfully borne the responsibilities, joys and rewards of this world together, "are not in death divided." For nearly forty years they had resided on the home farm in Gray Valley. Mr. Smith had been numbered among the most successful of Tioga County’s farmers and business men, and, aside from other property interests, was one of the largest real estate owners in Sullivan township. Four daughters—Josephine, wife of C. H. DeWitt of Sullivan; Martha, wife of J. H. DeWitt of Mainesburg; Lydia L. wife of Frank Case of Troy and Ida M. wife of G. B. Squires of Gray Valley; a number of grandchildren and two brothers and other relatives, are thus bereaved. The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, February 25, at the family home, with burial in Mainesburg Cemetery. The pall-bearers were the same as at Mrs. Smith’s funeral—Oscar Tears, Bert Tears, Herman Tears, nephews, and George DeWitt and George Case, grandsons. George E. Robbins and Mrs. Maude Slingerland furnished appropriate duet and solo selections. Many friends join in appreciative sympathy with those who mourn the departure of loved parents and severance of home affiliations. While knowing not "the hour in which our Lord shall call," there is a looking forever unto that home" not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."

SMITH, George. (SRGP 03205) George SMITH of Sullivan, PA, the father of Mrs. Frank CASE of Troy, died on Saturday morning, Feb. 22, age 75 years.  His wife died about a month ago, and this bereavement so soon following cane as a sudden shock to his daughter.  The funeral was held from his late home Tuesday afternoon, the burial being at Mainesburg.    NO DATE

SMITH, Mrs. Josephine DeWitt (SRGP 04504)
Mrs. Josephine Smith DeWitt, aged 77 years, a lifelong resident of Mansfield and vicinity, died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.D. DeCourcey. In Corning, after a long illness. She was born Jan. 1, 1854, daughter of George and Mary Smith, and was married to Calvin DeWitt 58 years ago. He was a former County Commissioner. She was a member of the M.E. church of Mansfield, the Episcopal church Guild and Mansfield Grange. Mrs. DeWitt is survived by four daughters, Mrs. D.J. Johns and Mrs. W.D. DeCourcey, of Corning; Mrs. E.M. Perkins, of Dryden and Mrs. Ora Nicolaus, of Liberty, Pa.; six grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Squires, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Lydia Case of Troy, Pa., and several nephews. She had two sons, both of whom are dead. The funeral was held Saturday; Interment in Mainesburg.

SMITH - MRS. MAUDE EVERY (SRGP 14904)
 Mrs. Maude Every, 69, of Mainesburg, died Friday, November 21, 1958.  She was a member of the Mainesburg Methodist Church and the Sullivan Grange.  Surviving are daughter, Mrs. Leon Aumick of Mainesburg; sister, Mrs. John Barr of Covington; brother, Claude Smith of Mansfield.  Funeral was held Monday at 2:15 at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield with Rev. Gene Callihan officiating.  Burial was in Mainesburg Cemetery.

SMITH -  Daly, Mrs. Melissa E-Troy, [SRGP 04498] April 14-Mrs. Melissa E Daly, aged 91, of Uleta, Fla died Thursday, April 11 (1946). She is survived by a granddaughter, Mrs. Drusilla Young of Troy; two great grandsons and several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Soper Funeral Home and will be taken to the Mainesburg Methodist Church for services at 2 pm., Tuesday, April 16. Rev. C Arthur Smith will officiate and interment will be in the Mainesburg Cemetery.

SMITH, ORRIN ALONZO (SRGP 01948)
Orrin Alonzo Smith, 62, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 1938, at his home in Sullivan Township following ane xtended illness, the last surviving member of a family of eight. The son of John and Harriet Reynolds Smith, he was born in Rutland Township and passed his entire life in this vicinity. Nov. 6, 1879, he married Miss Sarah E. Styres, who diedAugust 25, 1938. Mr. Smith was an experienced butter-maker and was employed in that capacity by the West Sullivan Creamery Company, a cooperative organization of farmers, that operated a creamery for many years on land adjoining Mr. Smith’s farm. Mr. Smith was highly esteemed in this community where he spent a long and useful life. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jennie L. Hotchkiss of Mainesburg; four sons, Wellon J. Smith of Jackson Center, Grant and Tracey of Mansfield and Hugh M. of South Williamsport; two grandchildren, Lyle and Rachel Smith, and several nephews and nieces. The funeral was held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the home, the Rev. Homer E. Cole, pastor of the Mainesburg Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Mainesburg.
 

SMITH - Philetus Smith, (SRGP 04465 ) second? son of Joshua and Lydia Smith, was born in Sullivan township Jan. 13.1835 and died in Mainsburg Sept.11, . Aug.5,1849 he was married to Lucy Emeline Scouten, of Sullivan. To them were born eight children as follows: Mrs Barton Rumsey, of Mainesburg; Mrs Jonathan Leiby, of Columbia Cross Roads; Mrs Leander Austin, Mainsburg; Hosmer P. Smith of Morristown,N.J.; Mrs G. Ingham Maynard, of Lock Berlin, N.Y.; Mrs Hubert Bartlett, deceased; Mrs Vina L. Smith, Mainsburg; one son died in infancy. He had nineteen living grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Besides these he left to mourn his loss, One brother, Ephraim Smith, of Mainsburg and two sisters, Mrs Olive Squires, of Elk Run and Mrs Diantha Watkins, of Rutland. He obtained a good common school education and afterward taught for fifteen years in Sullivan township and one year-in Rutland, farming during the summer months and finally settled on the farm where he lived until a few years ago. He was converted early in life and was an active member of the Mainsburg M. E. church for nearly fifty years. He will be greatly missed there as well as in his home and among his friends whom he visited often in later years.

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SMITH CHAMBERLAIN, MRS. SUSAN (SRGP 08352)
Mrs. Susan Chamberlain, 75, died Monday, April 10 at five o’clock P.M., at the family home in Mainesburg. She is survived by her husband, T. H. Chamberlain and six children, eighteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one brother, A. B. Smith of Schodac. She was born January 26, 1858, the daughter of Albert and Martha Smith of Richmond Twp., and was married to Thomas H. Chamberlain 53 years ago last April by Rev. H. C. Moyer, of Mansfield. To this union were born eight children, Albert, deceased; Henry of Mainesburg; Leon, deceased, Harry of Miami, Fla; Frank of Wellsboro; Earl of Galeton; Ernest, of Mainesburg; and Mrs. Abel Ashley, of Troy. The funeral was held in the family home Thursday, April 3, at 2 p.m. The Rev. S. H. Snyder officiated. Burial in the Mainesburg cemetery.

SHIRLEY SOPER CUDWORTH (SRGP 10783)
     Mrs. Shirley Soper Cudworth of Roseville, Pa. died Saturday, April 18, 1970 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital.  Funeral was at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Orey Crippen officiated.  Burial was in Mainesburg Cemetery. She is survived by sisters Mrs. Joyce Woodworth of Roseville, Miss Hazel L. Soper of Elmira.  Mrs. Cudworth was a member of Roseville Methodist Church, Eastern Star of Troy, DAR.  She served as postmistress in the Roseville Post office for 35 years until it was closed.

Wellsboro Agitator - April 10, 1958
SPAULDING - Mrs. Mildred Rose [SRGP 23154]
Mrs. Mildred Smith Rose, 77, of East Aurora, N.Y., died Tuesday, April 8, 1958. She was a former resident of Wellsboro and Mansfield. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Richard W. Smith of East Aurora and a granddaughter, Mrs. Joanne Hofman of Oxford, Ohio. The body will arrive at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Friday where friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:00 o'clock, Rev. David Burrows officiating. Burial will be in Mainesburg Cemetery.

SQUIRES Retta S. Chamberlin [SRGP 09803]
Services for Retta S. Chamberlin, 86, of Bradford County Manor, formerly of Ulster, were held March 23 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home in Towanda with Rev. Joseph J. Gasper officiating. Burial will be in Mainesburg Cemetery. Mrs. Chamberlin died March 22, 1982. She was born June 26, 1895 in Factoryville, the daughter of Frank and Pearl Evans Squires. She was employed at the post office in Ulster for 22 years. She was a member of the Ulster Firemen's Auxiliary. She is survived by a son Ronald Welch of Towanda; two stepsons, Charles Chamberlin of Calif. And Donald Chamberlin of Bradford Co. Manor; two grandsons; eight great-grandchildren. [buried with first husband Earl Welch]

STAUFFER, BYRON A.,  76, (SRGP 12073) of Mansfield died Saturday, Jan, 17, 1998, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born, Jan. 22, 1921, in Mainesburg, he was the son of Gordon and Gladys Brainard Stauffer.  He was a retired PennDOT worker after many years of service as a heavy equipment operator and driver.  He was a member of Mainsburg United Methodist Church.  He loved to collect die cast cars and work crossword puzzles.  Surviving are beloved friend, Alberta J. Belknap; one son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Sandy Stauffer of Washington, Pa., stepchildren, Randy and Shirley Hilfiger, Gene Belknap, Bill and Connie Marble, all of Mansfield, and Charles Belknap of Osceola; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two nephews and one niece.  Calling hours were held Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, where services were held with the Rev. James Bellamy officiating.  Burial was made at Mainesburg Cemetery.

STAUFFER - Mr. George E. Stauffer [SRGP 09723] who had been sick for more than a year, died on Wednesday. The funeral service was held in the Disciple church on Friday last, Rev. J. A. Jones officiating. Mr. Stauffer had been a member of the I.O.O.F. nearly 40 years and was a charter member of the Mainesburg Lodge. The members of that Lodge and sister Lodges turned out and attended the funeral in a body, and performed the service of the order at the grave.

GORDON E. STAUFFER (SRGP 10926)
 Gordon E. Stauffer, 68, of Mainesburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 1960.  He was a member of the Mainesburg Methodist Church. Survived by wife, Gladys Stauffer; daughter, Mrs. Marleta Harvey; son, Byron Stauffer, both of Mainesburg; 4 grandchildren; and 1 great grandchild. Funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 pm at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, with the Rev. Gene Callihan officiating. Burial will be in Mainesburg Cemetery.

Mack Edward STAUFFER
Mack Edward Stauffer, 72, died Friday, March 3, 1944, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, after a three-weeks illness.  A son of George and Alice Dewey Stauffer, he was born in the present family home March 11, 1871.  He spent his entire life in Mainesburg, except three years of his youth, spent on a Kansas ranch.  He was married to Laura Kuntz February 3, 1892, at Salina Kansas.  Upon returning to Mainesburg he joined his father in the blacksmithing business, which he carried on until about ten years ago when he closed the shop and since that time he has assisted in his son's store.  He was a life-long member of the Church of Christ.  His father was correspondent for the Mansfield Advertiser until death 48 years ago, at which time Mrs. Alice Stauffer took over the task of reporting the community news and continued until her death 13 years ago.  Since that time Mack Stauffer has served as correspondent until his last illness.  He is survived by his wife, Laura M. Stauffer, a son, Gordon E., a sister, Mrs. Margaret Ashley, of Wellsboro, a brother, John, of Dubois, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

STAUFFER - Mack E. Stauffer, [SRGP 09725] aged 72 years of Mainesburg, PA, died Friday at 1 p.m. at the Soldiers & Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro. He is survived by his widow, Laura; son, Gordon E.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother, John of Dubois; sister, Mrs. Margaret Ashley of Wellsboro. The funeral was held Monday at the Mainesburg church, Rev. Clifford Dawson, assisted by Rev. C.A. Smith, officiating; burial in the Mainesburg cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 8, 1944

STAUFFER - Marletta J. Harvey, age 61, [SRGP 04294] of Mainesburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1975 at her home. She was born Dec. 7, 1913, in Mainesburg, a daughter of Gordon and Gladys Brainard Stauffer. Surviving are her husband, Welch W. Harvey; mother, Mrs. Gladys Stauffer; daughter, Mrs. Richard [Jeanne] Wise of Mansfield; two sons, Gordon of Mainesburg and Lee of Mansfield, RD#3; brother, Byron Stauffer of Mansfield; and seven grandchildren. She was a member of the Mainesburg United Methodist Church, Secretary of the Sullivan Township Supervisors, and had been a postal clerk at the Mainesburg Post Office for 13 years. Funeral services were held Friday at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield, with Rev. Allan Shumway, her pastor, officiating. Burial in the Mainesburg Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, November 20, 1975  MHS 1930
 

STEVENS - Lois J. Austin, age 43, [SRGP 38913] of RD1, Millerton, died Friday, August 15, 1975. Services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg Monday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Everett Kaufman of the First Church of Nazarene, Elmira officiating. Interment was in Mainesburg Cemetery at the convenience of the family. She is survived by husband, Lyle; daughters, Mrs. Edwin [Joyce] Boop of Millerton and Margaret Austin at home; sons, Lyle Austin, Jr., of Elmira, Richard Austin of Millerton and Robert Austin at home; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Stevens of Wellsburg; sister, Mrs. Lora Fenton of Pine City; brothers, Samuel Stevens and Kenneth Stevens, Jr., both of Gillett; seven grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 21, 1975

DONALD A. STEVENSON (SRGP 78998)
 Donald A. Stevenson, 55, of Mainesburg, died Friday, Aug. 22, 1986, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born July 23, 1931, in Basking Ridge, NJ, he was a son of John Sr. and Elizabeth Wagner Stevenson. He was a member of Mainesburg United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Margie Gleason; a son, Donald, at home; four daughters, Mrs. M. Joan Aumick, of Weatherly, Mrs. Sherry I. Montgomery, of Duncansville, Mrs. Priscilla J. Marble, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Robin L. Aumick, of Wellsboro; two brothers, John Jr., of Lawrenceville, and Leonard, of Covington; four sisters, Mrs. Leafy Barnard, of Bradford, NY, Mrs. Maude Imondi, of Providence, RI, Mrs. Ruth Comstock, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Mary Jane Piatt, of Marion, Ohio, and 12 grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Kuhl-Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield.  Burial was in Mainesburg Cemetery. The Rev. Win Green, his pastor, officiated.

 

STRANGE – Charles Henry Strange, 80, of Mainesburg, died Wednesday, April 14, 1954. A retired farmer and life long resident of Mainesburg, he was a member of the Mainesburg Methodist Church, Sullivan Grange and the IOOF Lodge of Mansfield. He is survived by two sons, Malcolm of Brunswick, Maine; and Morris of Mainesburg; one daughter, Mrs. Alice Sweeley of Mansfield; three sisters, Mrs. M.S. and Mrs. F.E. Rose and Mrs. Harry Kingsley, all of Mansfield; one brother, John, Mainesburg; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Clarence Whetstone officiating and burial was made in Mainesburg Cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, 22 April 1954

 

STRANGE - RUMSEY - Tomorrow at noon, August 26th, at the home of the brides parents in Sullivan is to occur the marriage of Mr. Charles Strange, one of the rising farmers of that locality, and Miss Mattie, the accomplished only daughter and only child of Mr. Jesse Rumsey. The ceremony will be followed by a repast under the supervision of "Aunt Betty" Murray, the famous cook of Wellsboro. After a short wedding trip to Watkins and other points of interest Mr. and Mrs. Strange will take up their residence upon the bridegroom's farm in Sullivan.

One of the prettiest weddings of the season was solemnized August 26th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Rumsey, Rumsey Hill, Pa., where their only daughter, Mattie Ellen, was united in marriage to Charles Henry Strange. About eighty relatives and friends were present. Promptly at 12 o'clock took their places under a bell of sweet peas and smilax. The ceremony was performed by Rev. H. E. Hyde, of Mainesburg. After congratulations the company repaired to the dining room where a sumptuous wedding dinner was served by Caterer Betty Murray, of Wellsboro. The bride and groom were recipients of many beautiful presents. The Parlors and dining room were prettily decorated withsweet peas and the walk from the house to the gate was strewn with sweet peas for the couple to walk upon to the carriage. They departed amid showers of rice and the best wishes of their many friends. The bride and groom are among the most highly respected young people of the community. After their wedding trip they will make their home near Mainesburg. (27 AUG 1897)

 

STRANGE Jack M. Strange

85, of Mainesburg, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at The Green Home, Wellsboro, with family and friends around him.  Jack was a lifelong resident of Mainesburg, where he lived and farmed on Rumsey Hill. He also was a heavy equipment operator and belonged to Local 832 Operating Engineers. He suffered a debilitating stroke on June 11, which he was unable to recover from.  Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, July 19, from 3 to 4 p.m., at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services will be held immediately following the viewing at 4 p.m., at the funeral home with the Rev. Michelle Bodle officiating. Burial will be in Mainesburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Jill D. Cross Memorial Fund, c/o The Mainesburg United Methodist Church, 100 Smith Park Rd., Mainesburg, Pa. 16932.   Wellsboro Gazette – July 16, 2013

 

STRANGE - CROSS, Jill Deborah [SRGP 35676]
58, of Mainesburg, PA, died October 3, 2009 at home. She was born February 15, 1951 in Troy, PA, the daughter of Jack and Ramona Clark Strange. Jill was the owner and operator of Cross Excavating and a member of the Mainesburg United Methodist Church. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Pamela Cross of Mansfield, PA, Chad and Nancy Cross of Mansfield; her father, Jack Strange and Phyllis Jackson of Mainesburg, PA; her mother, Ramona Gilliland of Brunswick, GA; two brothers and sisters-in-law, her twin brother, Jack and Patricia Strange of Mainesburg, Rock and Kim Strange of Mainesburg; a sister, Kandi Bostwick of Springfield, MO; four grandchildren, Jacklyn, Katie, Megan and Braydon Cross; three stepbrothers and three stepsisters, all in FL. Friends are invited to call at the First United Methodist Church of Mainesburg, Wednesday 10 a.m. - noon. A memorial service will follow there Wednesday at noon with William Baker officiating. Burial in Mainesburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Jill's memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Mainesburg Building Fund, 100 Smith Road, Mainesburg, PA 16932. A service of Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.  Published in Star-Gazette on October 4, 2009

Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\msnslog3.jpgSTRANGE –MARY ALICE SWEELY, (SRGP 11751) 85 of Trask’s Trailer Park, Mansfield died May 2, 1996 at Troy Community Hospital.  Her husband, Henry Sweely of 49 years died January 2, 1984.  She was a life member of Mainesburg United Methodist Church and a graduate of Mansfield Normal School.  Born May 25 1909 on Rumsey Hill, Mainesburg a daughter of Charles H. and Mattie E. Rumsey Strange.  Surviving are two daughters Jane Hughes of Worth, IL and Janice Doner of Columbia Cross Roads; four grandchildren, Lucinda Hopwood, Jackie Colton, Jay Schucker and Scott Hughes and six great-grandchildren.  Buried Mainesburg Cemetery.

 

STRANGE, MAURICE B. (SRGP 11732)
 Age 74, of Mainesburg, Pa. Thursday, April 13, 1978 at the Soldier's and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro.  Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, in Mansfield, Saturday, 7 to 9 pm and Sunday, April 16 at 1 pm.  Funeral there Sunday at 1 pm, Pastor Richard Williams, officiating.  Burial in Mainesburg Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife, Annabel Krise Strange; one son, Jack M. Strange, Mansfield, RD 3, one sister, Mrs. David (Mary Alice) Sweely of Mansfield; one brother, Malcolm R. Strange of Brunswick, Maine; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren.  He was a member of the Mainesburg Methodist Church; a 30 year employee of the Pennsylvania Highway Dept. and for the past ten years had been caretaker of Prospect Cemetery in Mansfield.  He was born Dec. 17, 1903 in Mainesburg, the son of Charles and Mattie (Rumsey) Strange.

STYRES SMITH, SARAH H.
Sarah E. Styres Smith, {SRGP 01949] 80, died Thursday, August 25, 1938, at her home in Sullivan Township. Mrs. Smith was born in Sullivan Township, May 25, 1858, and spent her entire life in that vicinity. November 6, 1879, she was married to Orrin Alonzo Smith, who, with the following children, survives her: Mrs. Jennie L. Hotchkiss, Mainesburg; Wellon J. Smith, Jackson Center; Grant L. And Tracey W. Smith, Mansfield; and Hugh M. of South Williamsport; two grandchildren, Rachel and Lyle Smith; one sister, Mrs. Jesse Marsh of Bath, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services, which were largely attended, were held at the home, Sunday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Homer E. Cole, pastor of the Mainesburg Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Mainesburg Cemetery.

SWEELY, Jane  (SRGP 35659) - Jane S. Hughes, age 80 of Orland Park, IL, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was born November 8, 1935 in Roseville, PA, a daughter of David and MaryAlice (Strange) Sweely. Jane was the wife of the late Clyde E. Hughes, Jr. She was employed as a Dietary Supervisor at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights, IL before she retired. She was a member of the Worth Methodist Church for many years before it closed. She attended the Palos Heights Methodist Church before returning to the area where she attended the Roseville United Methodist Church. Jane enjoyed cooking, baking, socializing, spending time with her grandchildren and family. She was very dedicated to the Food Pantry at the Worth United Methodist Church. Jane is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Clyde "Scott" (Karen) Hughes lll of Mokena, IL; 2 daughters, Jackie Flack and Cindy Hopwood both of Mansfield, PA; a sister and brother-in-law, Janice (Richard) Doner of Mansfield, PA; 6 grandchildren, Jeremie Ressler, Melissa York, Grant Hopwood, Vanessa Hopwood, Kristen (Tim) Andretich, Kyle Hughes, as well as 6 great grandchildren; a niece, Joy Schucker. Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Services will follow at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Tim Parker officiating. Additional visitation will follow from Noon to 1:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Mainesburg Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA.- Mansfield Gazette, August 10, 2016 (MHS 1953)

TANNER - Miss Marion Tanner, 64, [SRGP 13257] of Wellsboro, formerly of Mainesburg, died Tuesday, August 19, 1975 in Wellsboro. She was born in Mainesburg on August 28, 1910, a daughter of Zachary and Agnes Boyd Tanner. Surviving are two sister, Mrs. Helen Smith of Blossburg and Mrs. Velma Lownsberry of Mansfield. The funeral and committal service was held on Thursday at the Adams Funeral Home, Blossburg. Burial was in Mainesburg Cemetery. The Rev. Wayne Owens officiated. - Wellsboro Agitator, 28 August 1975

TANNER - Velma J. Lownsberry, 75, [SRGP 36121] wife of George Lownsberry, of RD3, Mansfield, died Monday, Sept 20, 1982 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born in Mainesburg Aug. 24, 1907, she was a daughter of Zachary and Agnes Boyd Tanner. Surviving, besides her husband, are four daughter, Mrs. Betty Belinsky of Apollo Beach, Fla., Mrs. Dawn Ziegler of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Mrs. June Mickley of Gillett and Mrs. Pat Keller of York; a sister, Mrs. Helen Smith of Blossburg; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held today, Wednesday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Mainesburg Cemetery. The Rev. Deborah Casey, pastor of Canoe Camp Church of Christ, Disciples, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 22, 1982

TEARS, ISAAC NELSON
[SRGP 04262] At 7 o’clock p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 1911, in Sullivan township, occurred the death of Isaac Nelson Tears, one of Sullivan’s most highly respected citizens. He was in his 74th year. Death was due to Bright’s disease. The funeral was held from the home on Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock, the Rev. Seymour Barrett officiating. Burial was in the Mainesburg cemetery by the side of his wife, who diedtwo years ago in April last. Mr. Tears was the only son of Zopher A. And Lorinda Tears, who came to Sullivan township in an early day and settled on the farm where he was born and lived until his death. He was honest in his dealings, kind hearted, a faithful father and husband, a good citizen, a man of good counsel, always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need. He had served in many township offices, discharging the duties of the same with credit to himself. He was married to Miss Olive Updyke, on August 19, 1867. She was a true helpmate. His last illness was severe, yet it was all borne with Christian fortitude, his greatest anxiety being for the welfare of his loved ones. He talked calmly of the future, arranged all his earthly affairs, and attended to the details of his funeral, selecting the text for the funeral, and the casket bearers. He is survived by two daughters and three sons—Florence A., wife of E. M. Shaw, of Sullivan’ Addie, wife of Ray Card, of Columbia X Roads; Burt and Herman C. Of Rutland, and Oscar W. Tears, at home; also a number of grandchildren and other relatives. He was well acquainted with the Scriptures, and had stored away in memory many precious passages. In his last days these were a great comfort to him, and how anxious he was that all should read and study the Bible.
(Handwritten date 1915)

Tears, Herman Charles - [SRGP 03030] Herman Tears, Jr. 89, formerly of Rutland Township, Tioga County PA, diedTuesday, January 24, 2004 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA (Actually in West Burlington) Born August 17, 1914 inRutland township, he was a son of the late herman and Sadie Colbie Tears. For most of his life, Herman ran the family farm in Rutland Township.  In 1949 he became the Rutland Township supervisor and served in that capacity for 18 years. He attended the Austinville Union Church and was a member of the East Sullivan Grange and the Austinville Odd Fellows. In later years he worked as an edger for the Cummings Lumber Company in Troy.

Herman is survived by his sons, Dale (Mary) Tears of Roseville, PA and Maxwell (Erma) Tears of Martinsburg PA; grandchildren Terri Tears and her fiance Mike Walter, Nicole Tears and her fiance Shawn Robinson, Howard Tears and John Tears; several neices and nephews. Herman was preceded in death by his wife, Winifred BRACE Tears on February 2, 2003;  (error - it was 2002) a brother, Louis Tears and a sister Olive Judson. Burial at Mainesburg Cemetery

TEARS - MRS GEORGE SMITH Mrs. Mary A. Smith, [SRGP 03204] wife of George Smith, was born Jun 15, 1832 and died Jan. 17, 1908, at her home in Gray Valley, Sullivan Township. Shoe was one of three children of Zopher A. and Lorinda Tears, who were among the early residents of Tioga county. A sister, a former wife of Ananias Richmond, of Mansfield, died about seven years ago, and a brother, Nelson A. Tears, resides on the home farm about one mile from Elk Run. In 1853 she was united in marriage to George Smith and they, after residing for a number of years on farms purchased at different times, bought the property in Gray Valley, which has been their home for the past thirty-six years. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have been blessed with four children—all daughters—Josephine, wife of C. H. Dewitt of Sullivan; Martha J. wife of J. H. Dewitt of Mainesburg; Lydia L. wife of Frank Case, of Troy and Ida M., wife of G. B. Squires of Gray Valley. These, with the husband, ten grandchildren, and other relatives mourn the calling from their presence of (the rest of sentence unreadable) For the past two years Mr. and Mrs. Smith have both been gradually failing in health, and for several weeks husband and children have realized that parting soon must come. Their solace in the great bereavement that has come, may be the thought that all that loving hearts could prompt or willing service render was done for the comfort of her who had done so much for them. The excellence of character that endeared her in the home circle were equally in evidence in community. Her home was one where cordial hospitality and unostentatious kindness of word and deed made all feel welcome, and as a neighbor, and friend to those in need, it was to her a pleasure to cheer with sympathy and help in act. The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, January 20th, at the home with burial in Mainesburg Cemetery. The Rev. F. J. Allington, pastor of the Mainesburg M. E. Church, officiated. Hymns were sung by G. E. Robbins and Mrs. Maude Slingerland. Many friends and relatives were present and join in sympathy with those so deeply bereaved. It is recognized that again ""one who hath done what she could""in home below has gone to dwell in that home above "not made with hands eternal in the heavens." The pall-bearers were Oscar Tears, Bert Tears, Herman Tears, nephews, and George Dewitt and George Case grandsons of Mrs. Smith.

TINKHAM RANDALL [SRGP 63076]
Died. -- At his home in Mainesburg, May 16th, 1888, Mr. Randall Tinkham, aged 76 years. The funeral services were held at the M. E. church, at two o'clock on Friday, Rev. H. King officiating. Mr. Tinkham had been sick all winter, suffering great pain most of the time. No one could regret his release, although his loss will be felt and he will be missed by a great many, besides his own family, as he was esteemed and respected by all.

UPDYKE TEARS, MRS. OLIVE
Mrs. Olive Tears,[SRGP 04264]  wife of I. N. Tears, was born on February 19, 1841, in Columbia township, Bradford county, and died on April 7, 1909, at her home in Sullivan township.She was a daughter of Abraham I. and Delana Updike, who were among the early residents of Tioga county. On August 19, 1867, she was united in marriage to I. N. Tears. Mr and Mrs. Tears were blessed with five children—two daughters and three sons, Florence, wife of E. M. Shaw, of sullivan; Addie, wife of Ray Card, of Columbia X Roads; Burt and Herman C. Of Rutland, and Oscar W. Tears, at home. They with the husband and nine grandchildren, and one brother, H. C. Updike of Sullivan, and other relatives, mourn the calling from their presence of one who, as wife, mother and friend, was to every duty faithful, in all good works abundant. For the past year or more, Mrs. Tears has been gradually failing in health, and for several weeks husband and children had realized that the parting soon must come. Their solace in the great bereavement that has come may be ??? that all that loving hearts could prompt or willing service render, was done for the comfort of her who had done so much for them. She was a woman of excellent character, esteemed in life and mourned in death. The funeral was held on Sunday April 11, at 1 p.m., from the home, and was attended by a large circle of relatives and friends. Burial was in the Mainesburg cemetery. The Rev. Mr. Fitzgerald, pastor of the Mainesburg M. E. church, officiated. Hymns were sung by Mrs. York and Mrs. Slingerland, of Sylvania. She died in peace, trusting fully in the blessed Savior. Her memory is precious.
 

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WATKINS - MRS. HANNA AUSTIN (SRGP 03025)
Mrs. Hanna Austin, aged 86, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy James, at Roseville, at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday of last week. Death was caused by pleuro pneumonia. Funeral services will be held Friday at her home in Mainesburg, with interment in the Mainesburg Cemetery. She was married in 1861 to Jesse Austin, who diedabout seven years ago. In 1922 Mr. and Mrs. Austin celebrated their sixty-first wedding anniversary, when all the their living children and grandchildren were present.Mrs. Austin was the mother of eight children, Alvin B., of Mansfield; Nichols P. of Troy; Emory of Swissvale; Mrs. Albert Jones of Mainesburg; Mrs. Dr. Lewis Smith of Swissvale; Mrs. Roy James of Rutland, all living and Archie, who died a few months ago; Norma William who died in infancy.Mrs. Austin was a devout member of the Methodist Church at Mainesburg. She was an upright Christian woman and was held in high regard by all who knew her.

WEBSTER ---- MRS. AMELIA (WEBSTER) DEWEY --[SRGP 09407] --- Tribute to an Estimable and Well Known Woman by a Friend - Mrs. Amelia Dewey, widow of the late Edwin Dewey, of Sullivan, died at her home in Cherry Flats on the 7th inst. (Jan. 7, 1907) at the age of 51 years. She was the daughter of Cyrus Webster and was well known in Sullivan and Charleston; she is survived by three sisters, Mrs. A. B. Forrest, of Raleigh, NC; Mrs. William Doud, of Orchard Park, NY; and Mrs. Elvira Wheeler, of Cherry Flats. Her death was due to consumption and although she had known for a long time the serious nature of her malady, she bravely refrained from speaking of it even to her nearest friends and kept about her usual work until only a little more than a week before her death. She was converted early in life and has been an earnest devoted Christian since. It can truly be said, “None knew her but to love her, none named her but to praise”, and a large circle of friends mourn her death. ---- Wellsboro Agitator, 23 Jan. 1907, p.1

WEBSTER, BERT (SRGP 09348)
 Bert Webster died at his home on the Mainesburg road Tuesday night at 12:15, following an illness of a week.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the home, the Reverent D. J. Griffiths, officiating.  Mr. Webster is survived by his widow, a daughter, Ethel, at home, and a son, Charles of Sullivan.  An obituary will be published next week.

WEBSTER, Bert
Mr. Bert Webster, who was buried here on Friday, last, was well known and respected here. He had lived his whole life on his farm some two miles southwest of Mainesburg until some twelve years ago, when he moved to near Mansfield. He was a faithful and consistent member of State Road Church. He is survived by his wife, daughter, Ethel, at home; son, Charles, on the home farm; one brother, Orso Webster, and one sister, Rhoda.

CHARLES WEBSTER (SRGP 13259)
 Charles Webster, 63, of Covington, RD, Pa died unexpectedly, Friday, September 25, 1953.  He was a prominent farmer, a member of the State Road Baptist Church and Sullivan Grange. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edna A. Webster; daughters, Miss Diantha Webster at home and Mrs. Dorotha Fogelsonger of Mansfield, RD, Pa; son, Robert of Mainesburg, Pa; three grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Orville Cook of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 at the State Road Baptist Church.  The Rev. David Griffiths officiated.  Burial was in the Mainesburg Cemetery. [Note from Joyce - PO address was Covingotn, but house is in Sullivan Township - He died in Sullivan Township]
 

WEBSTER (SRGP 13463)
                  Diantha Ellen Retiree US Postal Service Age 81, a resident of Broad Acres Nursing Home died Wednesday, May 31, 2000 at home. She was born on  August 28, 1918 in Sullivan Township, Tioga Co. PA, a daughter of Charles and Edna Ashley Webster. Diantha taught school for the former State Road and the  English Center schools. She retired from the US Postal service in 1985 after 25years as postmaster for Mainesburg. She was a member of the State Road Baptist Church and had received her silver certificate from the East Sullivan Grange as a 25 year member. Diantha is survived by a niece, Gayle (Jon) Clark of  Mansfield; 2 nephews, Charles (Donna) Fogelsonger of Springhill FL, Jeff (Betsy  Gurley) Fogelsonger of Lawrenceville PA; 3 grand nieces, 2 grand nephews, and  2 great nieces. She was preceded in death by a brother Robert Webster and a  sister Dorotha Fogelsonger. Friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 3, 2000  from 6 to 7 PM at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., 130 S. Main Street,  Mansfield PA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, immediately following  the viewing at 7 PM at the funeral home with the Rev. David E. Blowers officiating.   Burial will be in Mainesburg cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to  the State Road Baptist Church c/o Diane Seymour, 486 Rumsey Hill Rd., Mainesburg PA 16946. 
[Called by name Danny.]

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DIANTHA ELLEN WEBSTER
 Diantha Ellen Webster, 81, of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, died there Wednesday, May 31, 2000. She retired in 1985 from the United States Postal Service as postmaster in Mainesburg and had previously been a teacher at the former State Road and English Center schools. A 25 year member of the East Sullivan Grange she received her Silver Certificate. She was a member of State Road Baptist Church. Born Aug. 28, 1918 in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, she was a daughter of Charles and Edna Ashley Webster. Surviving are a niece, Gayle Clark and two nephews, Charles and Jeff Fogelsonger. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert and a sister, Dorotha Fogelsonger. The funeral will be at 7 pm Saturday at Scureman's, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, with the Rev. David E. Blowers, officiating.  Burial will be in Mainesburg Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 7 pm Saturday.

WEBSTER - FOGELSONGER, DOROTHA, 77,(SRGP 13464)  a resident of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, formerly of Mansfield and St. Petersburg, Fla., died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at home.  Born July 29, 1921, in Covington, she was the daughter of Charles and Edna Ashley Webster.  She was a member of State Road Baptist Church and  AARP.  Preceding her in death were her husband, LaVere D. Fogelsonger, on May 25, 1996, and one brother, Robert Webster, on Dec. 22, 1998.  Surviving are two sons and daughter-in-law, Jeff Fogelsonger of Mansfield and Charles and Donna Fogelsonger of Spring Hill, Fla.; one daughter and son-in-law, Gayle F. and Jon Clark of Mansfield; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, and one sister, Diantha Webster of Wellsboro.  Friends may call Thursday, July 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield.  Funeral services will be held there Friday, July 9, at 1 p.m. with the Rev. David Blowers officiating.  Burial will be made at Mainesburg Cemetery, Mainesburg.  Memorial donations may be made to the State Road Baptist Church c/o Duane Seymour, 486 Rumsey Hill Road, Mainesburg, Pa. 16932.

WEBSTER - Dorotha Fogelsonger: (SRGP 13464) MANSFIELD — Dorotha Fogelsonger, 77, formerly of this borough and St. Petersburg, Fla., died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Her husband, LaVere D. Fogelsonger, died May 25, 1996. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. She was a member of State Road Baptist Church, Mainesburg. Born July 29, 1921, in Covington, she was a daughter of Charles and Edna Ashley Webster. Surviving are two sons, Jeff of Mansfield and Charles of Spring Hill, Fla.; a daughter, Gayle F. Clark of Mansfield; a sister, Diantha Webster of Wellsboro; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. A brother, Robert Webster, died Dec. 22, 1998. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Scureman’s, 130 S. Main St., with the Rev. David Blowers officiating. Burial will be in Mainesburg Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

WEBSTER - COOK, Ethel W. (SRGP 13462):  86 years old of Covington Pa., Sunday, March 18, 1979. Friends are invited to call at the Kohl Funeral Home, Mansfield Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Archie Cruikshank officiating.  Burial in Mainesburg Cemetery.  Survived by one stepson, Orville Cook, Jr. of Endwell, N.Y., two nieces, Miss Dianthat Webster of Mainesburg, Pa. And Mrs. LaVere (Dortha) Folgelsonger of St. Petersburg.
 

WEBSTER, LUTHER W. (SRGP 03654) [Note from Joyce - middle name was Tinkham - did not begin with W.] 
 Age 86 of RD 1 Covington, PA, Saturday, November 22, 1980 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro.  Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, Monday 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral services will be held there Tuesday 1:30 pm.  Rev. Philip Shear, his Pastor, officiating.  Burial Mainesburg Cemetery.  Family will provide the flowers.  Friends may contribute to the Broad Acres Nursing Home Pavilion Fund in his memory.  Survived by daughter-in-law, Mrs. Pauline DeWitt of RD 3 Wellsboro; 6 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; several cousins.  He was preceded in death by one son, Laurence G. DeWitt who died February 4, 1980.  Mr. Webster was born July 20, 1894 in Mainesburg, PA the son of Orso and Mary Rose Webster.  He was a retired farmer; a member of the State Road Baptist Church and a 60 year member of the Sullivan Grange.

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WEBSTER - Margaret E. Smith, 82, [SRGP 13366] of Box 4, Meadow Street, Mansfield died Thursday, August 10, 1989, at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born August 23, 1906, in Sullivan Township, she was the daughter of Clinton and Margaret Magee Webster. She was a member of State Road Baptist Church. Mrs. Smith had been a cook at the Mainesburg Elementary School until its closing in 1966 and then at the Warren L. Miller Elementary School in Mansfield until she retired. Preceding her in death were her husband of 57 years, Aaron R. Smith, October of 1984; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Surviving are seven sons, Ellsworth A., Roger D., Chester A., all of Mansfield, Wendell E. of Corning, NY, Wilbur C. of Wellsboro, Kenneth D. of Mainesburg and Theodore A. of St. Leonard, Maryland; four daughters, Mrs. Margaret (Betty) Rice of Walbasso, Florida, Geraldine Worden of Vero Beach, Florida, Marion R. Talbot of Sebastian, Florida and Mrs. Juanita E. Junod of Williamsport; a brothers, Donald Webster of Mansfield; 28 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren. Services were held Monday, August 14, at Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. The Rev. Eugene A. Charsky officiated. Burial will be in Mainesburg Cemetery, Mainesburg. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Annette Smith Memorial Park, PO Box 84, Mainesburg, PA 16932 - Wellsboro Gazette, 16 August 1989

WEBSTER, ROBERT “Bob” A., (SRGP 13465)  Employee of Scureman Funeral Home,  age 71, died unexpectedly Tuesday, December 22, 1998 at his home.  Bob was born on February 4, 1927 in Mansfield, Pa., a son of Charles and Edna Ashley Webster.  He was a graduate of Mansfield High School.  Bob was a truck driver for many years and hauled canned milk for Dairymans League.  He had been employed by Eureka Manufacturing in Troy, Pa.  He retired from Tioga Petroleum in 1989.  He was a loyal and dedicated employee of the Scureman Funeral Home since 1989 and will be deeply missed.  Bob loved people, and was a tremendous promoter of wildlife.  He was a very active volunteer for the Mainesburg Cemetery Association and could often be found assisting in its maintenance.  Bob also assisted in the construction of the Mainesburg Community Center.  Bob is survived by two sisters, Dianthia Ellen Webster and Dorotha Fogelsonger who both resided at the Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro, Pa.  He is also survived by a niece, Gayle F. (Jon) Clark of RR3, Mansfield, Pa.; and two nephews, Jeff Fogelsonger of Mansfield, Pa and Charles (Donna) Fogelsonger of Spring Hill, Fla. And several grand nieces and nephews.  Friends are invited to call on Saturday, December 26, 1998 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc. 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Pa.  Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 27, 1998 at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Blowers officiating.  Burial will be in Mainesburg Cemetery.  In Lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to the Mainesburg Cemetery Association, PO Box 87, Mainesburg, Pa. 16932.

Robert “Bob” WEBSTER, 71, [SRGP 13465] of Mainesburg, PA died unexpectedly Tuesday, December 22, 1999 at his home.  Bob was born on February 4, 1927 in Mansfield, PA, a son of Charles and Edna Ashley Webster. He was a graduate of Mansfield High School.  Bob was a truck driver for many years and hauled canned milk for the Dairyman’s League.  He had been employed by Eureka Manufacturing in Troy, PA.  He retired from Tioga Petroleum in 1989.  He was an employee of the Scureman Funeral Home since 1989.  He was a very active volunteer for the Mainesburg Cemetery Association and assisted in the construction of the Mainesburg Community Center.  Bob is survived by sisters, Diantha Ellen Webster and Dorotha Fogelsonger who both reside at the Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro, PA; a niece, Gayle F. (Jon) Clark of RR 3, Mansfield, PA; nephews, Jeff Fogelsonger of Mansfield and Charles (Donna) Fogelsonger of Spring Hill, FL; several grandnieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc. on December 27 with the rev. David Blowers officiating and burial to be in Mainesburg Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Mainesburg Cemetery Association, PO Box 87, Mainesburg, PA 16932.  Troy Gazette Register

 

WEEKS - Miss Josephine Thurza Weeks, [SRGP 84041] 65, died Sunday at her home in Covington Township.  Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Kate Leiby, of Covington and several nephews and nieces.  Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the home, the Rev. C. E. Dawson officiating.  Burial was in the Mainesburg Cemetery.

 

WEEKS - KATE C. LEIBY (SRGP 10029)
 Kate C. Leiby, 88, of Covington, diedat 11:00 pm Thursday, April 5, 1951, following several weeks illness. Mrs. Leiby was the last of eight children of Christinia Ayres and Royal B. Weeks.  She was born in Covington Township November 19, 1862.  On January 26, 1882, she was married to Albert R. Leiby.  To this union was born two children: Charles B. Leiby, of Covington, Pa., and Mrs. Ada M. Woodward, Mansfield; also survived by two granddaughters, Mrs. Dorothy Coons of Covington and Mrs. Marion Yusko, of Elmira, NY.; also five great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law, Corbin L. Bush, of Glenville, West Virginia; one nephew and several nieces. She was a life-long member of the Methodist Church of Mainesburg, which she attended as long as health permitted. The funeral was held Sunday at 2:30 pm at the home of Mrs. Ray Woodward, Rev. Fattaruso officiating.  Burial in Mainesburg Cemetery.

 

WEEKS Kate Cynthia (SRGP 10029)

Wellsboro Gazette – Thursday, April 12, 1951

Mrs. Kate Cynthia Leiby, 88, of Covington died last Thursday. She was a lifelong resident of Covington, the daughter of Christinia Avers and Royal Weeks Leiby. Surviving are one son, Charles, of Covington; one daughter, Mrs. Ada Woodard, of Mansfield; two grandchildren: five great grandchildren Funeral services were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Woodard, of Mansfield last Sunday, the Rev. Paul Fattarusso, officiated.  Burial in Mainesburg cemetery.

 

WELCH, Doris (SRGP 04367) - MRS. KEITH RIPLEY
 Mrs. Doris M. Ripley, 68, wife of Keith Ripley, of Mansfield RD 3, died Monday, August 21, 1972, in the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY, following a protracted illness. She was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, July 21, 1904, a daughter of Eugene and Emma Tanner Welch. Mrs. Ripley was a member of the Elk Run United Methodist Church. Surviving, besides her husband, are a son, Gordon D., of Mansfield RD 3; a sister, Mrs. Robert Mudge, of Wellsboro, and a brother, Osmer Welch, of Covington. The funeral was held at 1:30 pm Thursday at Shaw and Robena's, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield. Burial was in Mainesburg Cemetery. The Rev. Ira Hindman, her pastor, officiated. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Tioga County Chapter.

WELCH, EARL (SRGP 03620)
On Saturday last while on the township roads, Supervisor Earl Welch, suddenly became ill and complained of a peculiar feeling in his stomach. Almost immediately he fell in the road and expired. He was placed in a car and taken home, and Dr. Harkness called, who pronounced the cause of death as acute indigestion. His people are nearly prostrated from grief, and the entire community is shocked beyond measure. The widow and little son, his parents, brothers and sisters, have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. Earl was a big-hearted neighbor and friend, who had a host of friends and the respect of everybody. He will be greatly missed, not only in his home, but in the community as well. The funeral was held from his late home Monday afternoon at two o’clock, the Reverend F. I. Smith officiating; interment in Mainesburg cemetery. 

WELCH - Troy, May 13 The funeral of the late Earl A. Welch, supervisor of the roads in Sullivan township, who dropped dead Saturday noon while working near Elk Run was held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home. The Rev. Mr. Smith officiated. Interment was in the Mainesburg cemetery. The decedent is survived by his widow and a son, Ronald. (May 1926)

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WELCH, Eugene (SRGP 03612) Eugene Welch End Life- Eugene Welch of Covington RD shot himself fatally at his home on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 9.  He had been in ill health for some time and had sent for his brother, LaVerne, to look over a will he had just completed.  The brother found the body when he called about 6 p.m..  Seven years ago Mrs. Welch was killed by a stray bullet as she stood near window at their home.  Boys engaged in target practice were believed responsible for the fatality. Her death had apparently prayed upon Mr. Welch’s mind as he ended his life on the exact spot where his wife was standing when she met death.  Coroner W.S. White was called.  He said that Mr. Welch used a shotgun and the charge entered his left temple.  Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Shaw undertaking rooms with the Rev. D.J. Griffith officiating.  Burial was in the Mainesburg Cemetery.

Lillian M. WELCH  [SRGP 03634] died Friday noon at a local hospital, aged 60 years.  She is survived by a daughter, Miss Hazel Costley; four brothers, Elmer, Chandlersburg, Pa. ; Victor, Wellsboro; William, Mansfield; Clayton, Covington; two step-sons,Harold Rumsey, Ohio and Myron Costley, Covington. The body reposes in the Davis funeral home where a prayer service will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock. The funeral will be in the State Road Baptist Church at Mainesburg, Pa., at 2 o'clock.  Interment will be in Mainesburg. (Note not sure if Lilllian is buried at Mainesburg Cemetery or State Road Cemetery. She has siblings at both. - Will confirm later.)

WELCH - Mansfield Man walked in Front of Vehicle Wednesday Night
Verne Welch, [SRGP 03616] aged 52 years, of Mansfield, RD, was instantly killed when he was struck by a truck as he walked across the highway at Canoe Camp, at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9 [1944]. He apparently did not see the truck coming because he walked directly in front of the approaching vehicle which was driven by Clarence Harvey, of Mansfield, RD, and owned by his father, Isaac Harvey, of Canoe Camp. Mr. Welch was employed as a section hand by the Erie Railroad and was evidently coming from work when the accident occurred. Dr. D. W. Crittenden, of Mansfield, who was summoned to the scene, said that instant death probably resulted. Dr. Harry Williams, Tioga County Coroner, said that no inquest would be held. State Policemen Frank Howard and Russell Knowles investigated. Survivors include two daughters, Wanda and Eunice, and two sons, Duane and Howard, all of Mansfield, RD. The funeral was held Friday Rev. David J. Griffiths officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 16 February 1944 - [Tombstone is actually in Mainesburg Cemetery]

Death of Mr. Anson WELLS (SRGP 74959)
A Kindly Man Gone
From Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga Co., PA
Wednesday, November 8, 1899
Antrim, Nov. 7—Mr. Anson Wells, the father of Mrs. James Pollock, with whom he had lived a number of years, died at her home here on Monday, October 30th, aged 85 years. The manner of his death was peculiarly sad. He left here on Friday, October 27th, intending to go to Mainesburg to visit relatives. But upon reaching Morris, it was discovered that he was unable to go farther, as during the three-mile drive from here thither he had been seized with apoplexy and was helpless. He was brought back here by Mr. Fred Perry and died three days later. His funeral was held at Mainesburg last Thursday. Mr. Wells was of a kindly, charitable nature and was esteemed warmly by all who knew him. He was born in Rochester, N.Y. He learned the blacksmith trade in Elmira and was the first of his craft employed in Fall Brook, where he lived over 30 years. He was the father of four surviving children, besides Mrs. Pollock. They are Nelson, of Sayre; Mrs. Phineas Edwards, of Punxsutawney; Mrs. George Doud of Chicago; and Mrs. Harriet Dewey of Sullivan.
Submitted by Marjorie Pollock Bridges, great great granddaughter    margiebr@aol.com

WHITTAKER - Marian H. Chamberlain, [SRGP 22033] age 87, of Towanda, Pa., died on May 1, 2008. Marion was born Nov. 2, 1920, in Canoe Camp, Tioga County Pa.  She was the daughter of the late Wayne and Maude Whittaker of Canoe Camp. Marion was a graduate of Mansfield, Pa., High School. Marion worked for GTE of Sylvania for 25 years. Surviving are her five children, Cleo (David) Thetga of Standing Stone, Pa.; Gerald Chamberlain of Raeford, N.C.; Gail (Charles) Dull of Herrrickville, Pa.; Maureen Vandusen of Zephyrhills, Fla.; and Marilyn Sue Beck of York, Pa. Marion is also survived by a sister, Jean Mitchell of Covington, Pa.; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 29 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Marian was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice Chamberlain, in 1988, and by four brothers, Almeron, Stanley, Randolph "Sambo", and Claude "Sonny" Whittaker.  A memorial service and celebration of Marian's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church in Ulster, Pa. Marian will be buried by her husband at the Mainsburg Cemetery following a brief committal service. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Ulster Village Presbyterian Church Roof Fund in care of Esther Rhinebold, RR 2, Box 312, Ulster Pa. 18850, in Marian Chamberlain's memory. - Towanda Daily Review, 15 May 2008

CALVIN E. WILLIAMS [SRGP 61697]
                Calvin E. Williams, 83, of Mainesburg died Wednesday, May 22, 2002, atSoldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.   Born Dec. 26, 1918, in Essex, N.Y., he was the son of Cashius and Eva (Brice) Williams. He and his wife Frances Louise (Faulkner) Williams would have observed their 52nd wedding anniversary on Sept. 9.  He retired from the American Can Co. in Fairfax, N.Y., in 1981. After his  retirement, he was the groundskeeper for the Annette Smith Memorial Park in  Mainesburg. He was a U.S. Army veteran.  Surviving are his wife; one son, Roger Calvin (Anita) Williams of Rochester,  N.Y.; one daughter, Joan (Bruce) Hoyt-Lisowski of Mainesburg; two grandchildren, Amanda (Craig) Harkness of Elmira, N.Y., and Justin Hoyt of  Mainesburg; a brother, Wayne Williams of Utica, N.Y.; three sisters, Jeanette  Smoth of Flint, Mich., Emma Morrison of Jamestown, N.Y., and Agnes.  Calling hours were held Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, at the  Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, P.C.,   Mansfield.    Funeral services were held immediately following calling hours on Sunday, May   26, at the funeral home with the Rev. Howard Woodruff officiating.  Burial was made at Mainesburg Cemetery.

WOLCOTT - Emma Ashley Connelly, Emma Wolcott (SRGP 11117) was born in Troy, Pennsylvania, June second 1857. She spent her early years in Bradford County, later moving to Tioga County, where she lived the greater part of her life. She became a teacher and taught successfully for several years. In 1878 she was married to Rich F. Ashley, Mainesburg, who died in 1903. To this union four children were born: R. Franklin Ashley, of Buffalo, New York; Able L. Ashley, Mrs. Charles Webster and Mrs. Wilmot W. Purvis all of Mainesburg. On January second, 1911, she was united in married with Benjamin F. Connelly , also of Mainesburg, and who died Oct. 10,1925. Mrs. Connelly was a charter member Of Sullivan Grange, No. 84,  P.of H. and enjoyed working in this organization. From early childhood she was a christian. When 16 years of age, she was baptized And Became a Member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Washington, D.C., transferring her membership To the Disciple Church of Mainesburg soon after her first marriage. Her christian influence was felt, not only by the members of her family, but also by a large circle of friends. Many who had visited in the home remember her as "Aunt Em" or "Mother Connelly", willing to her ability to include all in the splendid spirit of hospitality and motherliness. However, only those nearest to her can appreciate the self-sacrificing love and inexhaustible patience which were the leading factors of her life.

WOOD Mrs. Flora Cruttenden [SRGP 57457] died Aug. 4, in Mansfield, after a long illness; interment in the Mainesburg cemetery Wednesday. Member of Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge, of which she was a member attended in a body. Mrs. Cruttenden was the daughter of Ezra and Eliza Wood, and was born September 16, 1863. She had always lived in Tioga county and for several years had made her home in Mansfield. In early life she was married to John Mahon, who died several years ago. On June 16, 1920, she was married to Thomas Cruttenden, of Mansfield, who died about three years ago. She was a member of the Methodist church. [Wellsboro Agitator 13 AUG 1930]

Harold C. WOOD [SRGP 82402]
Harold C. Wood, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wood of Mansfield, Pa.  Monday, July 7, 1947.  Survivors, parents, sisters, Arlene, Dorothy, Grace and Marion; brother, Robert; grandmother, Mrs. Susie Austin of Mansfield; grandfather, Herbert Wood of Austinville, Pa.  The body is at the Soper Funeral Home in Troy Pa.  Funeral services Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST.  Mainesburg Cemetery.  Rev. Arthur Morey.

WOOD - Mrs. Rhoda R. Vance, [SRGP 1469]  a native of Sullivan township and formerly for a number of years a respected resident of this boro, died suddenly last Wednesday evening while sitting at the supper table , at the home of her son, Mr. Justus W. Mc Connell, two miles east of Elmira. Death was due to the rupture of a blood vessel near the heart. Mrs. Vance was the widow of the late Brewster H. Vance. She was taken sick last August while at the home of her son, the Rev. Alonzo R. McConnell, at Monterey, N. Y. Her improved condition of late had encouraged the hope that she would soon be enjoying her usual good health, when suddenly, almost instantly, the final summons came. Deceased had long been a member of the Mansfield Presbyterian Church. She was in her 68th year. She was a daughter of Justus and Elizabeth Wood, pioneers of this county, the latter of whom is still living at the advanced age of nearly 90 years. She is survived, also, by one daughter, Mrs. Benj. Osgood of Richmond and four sons, Justus W. of Elmira; Alonzo R. of Monterey, N. Y.; Frank M. of Rutland, Pa., and Eli G., of Candor, N. Y.The remains were brought to this boro Friday on the noon train, and the funeral services were conducted from the First Baptist Church, the Rev. F. W. Reynolds, officiating.Her remains were laid to rest in the Mainesburg Cemetery, beside those of her husband, Henry S. McConnell

WOODARD - Ivah F. Hilfiger, 82,  [SRGP 12109] died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1975, at the home of her son, Francis Hilfiger of RD#1, Mainesburg, with whom she lived. Born May 15, 1905 in Sullivan Township, she was the daughter of Frank and Pearl Harvey Woodard, Her husband, Neal Hilfiger, died in 1974. Surviving, besides the one son are two other sons, Fred of Covington and Tom of Mosherville; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Strange of Mansfiels; a brother, Paul Woodard of Blossburg; a sister, Irene Frost of Covington; and several grandchildern and great-grandchildern. Other survivors include Jim Smith of Millerton, Bob Wagner of Sylvania and Josephine Baker of Elmira, N.Y.. A funeral service was held today, Jan 6, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. The Rev. Benjamin Nevin, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Mansfield, officiated. Burial was made in Mainesburg Cemetery. Submitted by C.V. Woodard 


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